January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 to reaffirm “that the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people along with countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice.”
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Over twenty years ago, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology created the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website to support Holocaust education. The twentieth-century technologies used in the site have long since ceased to work properly, but the site’s thousands of documents and photographs can still be accessed. The links below connect directly to the sections of content that are still valuable classroom resources.
A large collection of primary source documents from the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website.
Archival Ghetto and Camp Photographs
Archival Ghetto and Camp Photographs includes 19 galleries of Holocaust-era photos of ghettos and camps. (303 photographs total)
Other Archival Photographs
Other Archival Photographs includes galleries of Holocaust-era photos including book burnings, Kristallnacht, the invasion of Poland, resistance, trials, DP camps, and other subjects. (148 photographs total)
This section includes an annotated list of educational plays with a Holocaust theme as well as access to full scripts of selected plays.
Contemporary Camp Photographs A-M
Contemporary Camp Photographs A-M includes 16 galleries of recent photos showing remaining structures at Auschwitz, Birkenau, Breendonk, Buchenwald, Dachau, Kuhberg, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Mittelbau-Dora. (424 photographs total)
Contemporary Camp Photographs, N-Z
Contemporary Camp Photographs, N-Z includes 19 galleries of recent photos showing remaining structures at Neuengamme, the Ninth Fort, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, San Sabba, Stutthof, Terezín, and Uckermark. (322 photographs total)
Camp Memorials, A-M
Camp Memorials, A-M includes 16 galleries of recent photos showing memorials that have been constructed at Auschwitz, Birkenau, Breendonk, Buchenwald, Dachau, Drancy, Ebensee, Majdanek, Mauthausen, and Mittelbau-Dora. (263 photographs total)
Camp Memorials, N-Z
Camp Memorials, N-Z includes 16 galleries of recent photos showing memorials that have been constructed at Neuengamme, Plaszow, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Terezín, Treblinka, Wernigerode, and Westerbork. (288 photographs total)
Other Memorials, A-B
Other Memorials, A-B includes 24 galleries of recent photos depicting Holocaust memorials in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Brussels, and Budapest. (583 photographs total)
Other Memorials, C-Z
Other Memorials, C-Z includes 21 galleries of recent photos depicting Holocaust memorials in Gdansk, Hamburg, Jerusalem, Kaunas, Miami Beach, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, and other locations. Also included are specific memorials to Anne Frank, Janusz Korczak, and Sinti, Roma and homosexual victims of the Holocaust. (289 photographs total)
Art and Architecture
Art and Architecture includes eleven galleries featuring the art of David Olère, ghetto art, wall paintings from Auschwitz and Birkenau barracks, Allied propaganda, and Nazi sculpture and architecture in Berlin, Munich, and Nuremberg. (139 photographs total)
Eleven miscellaneous galleries includes the Bendlerblock, the Bernburg “euthanasia” facility, the Eagle’s Nest, the Kaunas Jewish Cemetery, the Plötzensee memorial center, the Corrie ten Boom Museum, the Venice Jewish ghetto, the Wansee Conference House, the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, and the White Rose. (185 photographs total)