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The Holocaust: Free Encyclopaedia Britannica Resources

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Holocaust Project offers educators free access to its extensive coverage of one of history’s darkest chapters. holocaust teaching resources

Many of the entries have been written by renowned scholar and author Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the former director of the Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Britannica’s coverage includes biographies, essays, photographs and videos, as well as discussion prompts appropriate for the classroom.

In partnership with Britannica, EducationWorld shares the following links to a sampling of this free content.

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Hitler and the Origins of the Holocaust

Adolf Hitler
Mein Kampf
Nazi Party

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The Holocaust

Image at right: Main gate of Auschwitz
death camp in Poland. Author: Wulfstan.

The Holocaust   
Anne Frank   
Concentration Camp
Extermination Camp  
Nürnberg Trials   
Oskar Schindler

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The Allied Response:  Should the Allies Have Bombed the Camps?

Michael Berenbaum:  “Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?”

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Art, Meaning, and Memory

Holocaust Aftermath
Holocaust Remembrance Days
Holocaust Museums

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