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The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous provides financial support to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through a national education program.



Below are links to websites offering further information about the Holocaust and the subject of rescue.

America and the Holocaust 
This website is based on the PBS documentary, "America and the Holocaust," a part of the "The American Experience" series. The film is about America's controversial involvement in World War II and the Holocaust. The site offers primary source documents, a program description, transcripts of the film narration, a teachers' guide, and links on the subject.

American Red Cross Holocaust and World War II Tracing Program 
This website offers information about the American Red Cross Holocaust and World War II Tracing Program that locates and reunites victims of World War II and the Nazi regime.

Anne Frank House 
This website offers information about Anne Frank, the house in which she hid, and the diary she kept while in hiding. Included are reactions to the diary from her father, Otto Frank.

Anne Frank Online 
This website is sponsored by the Anne Frank Center USA. The site offers information about Anne Frank as a young girl and about the Center. Educational materials and resources are available.

Association of Holocaust Organizations
This website provides information on the AHO, a network of Holocaust organizations throughout the U.S. and the world. The site includes a list of member organizations and links to their websites.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
This website contains information on the Center and a brief history of the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Beit Midrash (the former synagogue in which the Center is housed) and the city of Oswiecim itself. The site also has many useful links and information on travel to Krakow and Oswiecim, Poland.

Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum
This website contains information about the museum as well as the role of Auschwitz during the Holocaust. It also offers teachers and students educational sources for learning more about the Shoah.

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: The Nuremberg Trials 
The Nuremberg Trials website gives the visitor access to vital documents relating to the Nuremberg Trials. The site includes the presentation of the cases, testimony of witnesses, and documents of the post war military government.

The Buchenwald and Mittlebau-Dora Memorials Foundation
The website contains information about the history of the museum and memorial site, and offers education resources for students and teachers concerning the Holocaust.

Center for White Rose Studies
The primary goals of the Center for White Rose Studies include archiving primary and secondary source materials about German resistance (beginning with the White Rose and expanding into lesser-known individuals and groups), translating the sources into English, making the archives accessible to everyone, holding annual conferences to further research regarding German (and other) resistance during the Holocaust, and making materials on the topic available to public schools.

Chambon Foundation
The Chambon Foundation and its website are committed to exploring and sharing the story of the people of Le Chambon, France, who saved 5,000 Jews during the Holocaust. This website provides information about the Foundation and the documentaries in the Foundation's archives.

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
The website provides information on Holocaust restitution, funding programs for Holocaust survivors, and resources for other Holocaust related organizations and non-profits.

Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
This website discusses the rescue of the Danish Jews and includes a copy of the Pastoral Letter from the Danish bishops.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
This website discusses the history of the Dachau concentration camp from its establishment to liberation.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
This website offers information about the archive at Yale University that has a collection of over 3,800 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Also included is a catalog and research guide to the archive and a list of edited video programs available for loan to schools and community groups.

Galicia Jewish Museum
The Galicia Jewish Museum's website includes information about exhibitions, events, and educational programs at the museum, which is located in Krakow, Poland. The main exhibition relates the history of Jewish culture and civilization in Poland through contemporary photographs.

Ghetto Fighters' House: Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum 
The Ghetto Fighters' House: Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum's website contains information about the museum located in Western Galilee, Israel. Along with information about the museum, there is also access to the library, archives and the Museum's education program.

The Holocaust Chronicle 
This website contains the entire copy and images from the companion book of the same name.

Holocaust Resources for Teachers
This site offers information for teachers on educating students about the Holocaust, antisemitism, stereotyping, and World War II. Resources include lesson plans, primary source documents, photo galleries, quizzes, relevant videos, books, and websites, and other teaching materials.

House of the Wannsee Conference
This website discusses the Wannsee Conference and provides documents from it.

Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
This website tells the story of Jewish partisans who fought back against the Nazis. It contains video-based interviews with Jewish partisans, study guides, and other educational materials.

The Jewish Virtual Library
This website offers information and resources on Jewish history ranging from the Holocaust to Israel-US relations, using sources such as statistics, primary source documents, and maps.

Memorial de la Shoah
This website contains information regarding the history of the Holocaust, including timelines, maps, an encyclopedia, filmographies, and reference texts. It also contains information for teachers, including pedagogical activities, lesson plans, and training sessions.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The museum, which is scheduled to open in 2013, is dedicated to showcasing the history and impact of Jews in Poland. It also offers an education section that provides useful materials for teachers and students concerning Polish-Jewish history and the Holocaust. 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
This website contains resources on Jewish history, tradition, and culture, encompassing Jewish life before the Holocaust, during the Holocaust and after the Holocaust. The website also contains educational material including online curricula, online exhibitions, and exhibit information and context.  

Justiz und NS-Verbrechen / Nazi Crimes on Trial
This site presents a survey of the more than 900 Nazi trial cases conducted in West Germany since 1945, as well as the more than 900 Nazi trial cases conducted in East Germany since 1945, including the so-called Rehabilitation trials. The site contains a brief description of the subject matter of each of these cases.

The Righteous Gentiles from PBS's Frontline Program: Shtetl 
This website is devoted to those non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The site includes five oral histories, biographies, and photographs of rescuers. Also included is information on Polish-Jewish relations during the Holocaust, information on the Treblinka concentration camp, and classroom activities for teachers.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center 
This website offers information on the Center's Museum of Tolerance located in Los Angeles. Information about Simon Wiesenthal and the Center's education program is also included.  

Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research 
This website provides information on the activities of the Task Force.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's website provides comprehensive information about the museum and the history of the Holocaust. Included on the site is a historical overview of the Holocaust, educational information, an annotated videography, a photo archive, and a comprehensive listing of Holocaust organizations associated with the museum. 

USC Shoah Foundation Institute 
This is the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's website. The Shoah Foundation is dedicated to interviewing and archiving the testimonies of survivors, rescuers, and liberators of the Holocaust.  It provides access to IWitness, the online application that enables educators and students to search, watch, and learn from more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Varian Fry
This site provides information on Varian Fry, an American who helped save thousands of refugees in France during the Holocaust. He was the first American to be recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile.

Yad Vashem 
Yad Vashem's website, sponsored by the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel, offers information about events at Yad Vashem and how one can access information from the museum's photo and film archives. Information is also provided about Yad Vashem's Holocaust education program for school children.

The website contains sources for information pertaining to Eastern European Jewish culture, language, and history. Online exhibitions contain documentation and archival holdings on Jewish History, the Holocaust period, the experience of immigration to the United States, antisemitism,; and the continuing influence of Ashkenazic Jewish culture today.

Stories of Rescue

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