The content on The Holocaust Explained has been organised into nine clearly defined topic areas and aims to answer students’ questions and challenge misconceptions about the Holocaust in an accessible, accurate and engaging way. Over the past two years, the Library’s unique and irreplaceable archival resources, including maps, photographs, documents, and diagrams, have been integrated into the site to help students visualise the period and explain key concepts.
The site also features brand new educational resources for teachers to use, including worksheets, activity suggestions, and downloadable primary sources.
Other key features include:
- Video recordings of Holocaust survivor testimony.
- Engaging tools for browsing and searching content.
- A glossary of over a thousand words helping to explain difficult vocabulary and specialist terms.
- A newly enhanced timeline of key events.
The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Director, Dr Toby Simpson, has said:
“We are pleased to be relaunching this online educational resource to provide an accessible, accurate and engaging way for children to learn about one of humanity’s darkest chapter of history. With the vast potential outreach of this website, we hope that the site continues to grow and showcase the unique and compelling documents within the Library’s vast archives to new audiences.”