Yom HaShoah Resources

  • Submitted on April 11, 2007

Below find a list of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust teaching materials. If you have Yom Ha’Shoah material you would like to contribute, please click here.

Ancient Egypt and Modern Germany Unit by Stanley Peerless

Creating Yom HaShoah Ceremonies (powerpoint*) by David Metzler

Sample Yom HaShoah Commemoration by Allen Leider

Teaching the Holocaust (Jewish Educational Leadership issue) by various

Yom HaShoah Readings and Prayers (2003) by Allen Leider

Yom HaShoah Readings and Prayers (2004) by Allen Leider

Yom Hashoa Six Word Memoir Worksheet and the student-generated Yom Hashoa Six Word Memoir PPT by Moshe Drelich. Students created their six-word memoirs after a Yom Hashoa presentation. The best were put into a powerpoint and shown on monitors throughout the school. (About Six-Word Memoirs: Larry Smith, inspired by Hemmingway’s six-word story – For sale: baby shoes, never worn. – invited others to share six-word memoirs. Since 2006, educators have been using the six-word memoir as a storytelling and reflection tool. Read more about six-word memoirs and see tips here.)

*Powerpoints are best viewed in Internet Explorer.

Holocaust Education Websites

Ashkenaz House – photos and information about synagogues and rabbis in pre-Holocaust Germany and Austria

Facing History and Ourselves – instructional materials for teaching about the Holocaust, and the consequences of bigotry and hatred

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – website of the USHMM has free Holocaust educational materials

Yad Vashem – comprehensive website including digital collections, educational materials, and online exhibits about every aspect about the Holocaust

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe – collection of images, audio, video, maps and texts about the Jews of Eastern Europe, including educator section

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