About the HDEC

State of Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education

Includes links to Florida District Holocaust Coordinators and Holocaust Task Force affiliated centers in Florida. The Task Force mission is to assist school district professional and support staff in the implementation of Florida Statute 1003.42, Required Public School Instruction of the History of the Holocaust. Visit site

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Includes information about the history and statistics of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; how to plan a visit to the museum; museum membership; community programs; films and lectures; conferences for educators; guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust; historical summaries; a videography for teachers; answers to five frequently asked questions about the Holocaust; Holocaust resource centers nationwide; and a searchable database of the research institute’s archives and library. Visit site

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust

An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. Visit site

Yad Vashem

Homepage for Israel’s museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit site

Simon Wiesenthal Center

International center for Holocaust remembrance and the defense of human rights and the Jewish people. Contains answers to frequently asked questions about the Holocaust, biographies of children who experienced the Holocaust, updates on current events, information on hate groups on the Net, and information about the Center and the Museum of Tolerance. Visit site

March of the Living

The March of the Living is an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Visit site

Cybrary of the Holocaust

One of the largest web sites on the Holocaust. It contains encyclopedic information, answers to frequently asked questions, curriculum outlines, excerpts from Survivor testimony, transcripts of Nazi speeches and official documents, artifact photos, historical photos, artwork, poetry, books written by Survivors, links to other Holocaust sites, and more. Visit site

Survivors of the Shoah

The Visual History Foundation created by Steven Spielberg has recorded more than 50,000 videotaped interviews with Holocaust Survivors. These are being recorded electronically for computer distribution to museums, CD-ROMs, and other sites. You can find out more about it at this website. Visit site

Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation

This website contains information about the Jewish partisans during the Holocaust. It also contains study guides for teacher resources. Visit site

Anti-Defamation League

An organization founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice, and bigotry. The mission of the ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike. Visit site

Human Rights USA

This website suggests ideas and tools for advocating and protecting human rights. Encourages community-based action. Visit site

Anne Frank Online

This site is dedicated to everything about the Nazis’ most famous victim. Visit site

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. Visit site

History Channel

At The History Channel, you will find historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio format) to facts about This Day in History. Visit site

Do Something

An organization that helps students get involved in their community. Students identify issues in the school or community that they care about and create community projects to turn ideas into action. Visit site

Words Can Heal

National campaign to eliminate violence, curb gossip, and promote the healing power of words to enhance relationships at every level. Visit site

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization. Its mission is to develop educational programs and public awareness campaigns based on the values of solidarity and civic courage, ethical cornerstones of the Saviors of the Holocaust. This site provides Information about Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. Visit site

Arnold-Liebster Foundation

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation was established by Holocaust-era survivors Max Liebster and Simone Arnold Liebster in January 2002 to educate future generations in the lessons of history. This site provides information on the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visit site

Mazal Library

The Mazal Library is a privately held and funded resource for historians, researchers, students and the general public. The library contains upwards of 20,000 books, microfilm rolls, pamphlets, and ephemera related to the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry. A collection of over 70,000 “NO-” original documents used in the Nuremberg Trials forms part of the library. Visit site

Jewish Virtual Library – Holocaust

The Holocaust Wing of the Jewish Virtual Library contains articles, original documents, a holocaust glossary, a bibliography, and much more, all covering The Holocaust. Visit site

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Brief excerpts from testimonies provide a glimpse into the nature and content of the Archive’s collection. Each page contains transcripts of several excerpts from a witness’ testimony, with a summary of that person’s experiences as context. Visit site

Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

The archive contains some three hundred interviews with more than fifty testimonies on line–transcriptions and voices. Visit site

Teaching Tolerance

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. Visit site

Holocaust Survivors

Read and hear the stories of the survivors and see their family photographs. Visit site

Holocaust Chronicle

This web site contains every word and image that appear in the print edition of The Holocaust Chronicle, published by Publications International, Ltd. in April 2000. The 800 pages and more than 1,800 images can be searched and viewed in a number of ways. Visit site

Image Magazine

Serves the Sephardic community, but also includes articles on the Holocaust. Visit site