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February 2005

Museum of Tolerance Online: Multimedia Learning Center Online
Impressive media archive on the Holocaust and WWII.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

The Simon Wiesenthal Center presents this comprehensive and authoritative multimedia archive for teaching and learning about the Holocaust and World War II.
The main page of this well designed site offers links to the major areas of the site. Each area has clearly defined links and navigation is simple. A handy site map is also available for quickly accessing specific information.

This is a rich resource for history teachers or anyone interested in learning more about the holocaust. The multimedia learning center includes text files and thousands of photos featuring the Jews, the Nazis, Resistance and Rescue, anti-Semitism and the final solution, the world response, and much more. Several virtual exhibits are available, from the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance archives, including the story of a rescuer of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust, the struggle for human dignity during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, and images of the Polish Jews. The exhibits include articles, original documents, photographs and other educational materials. The special collections consist of ninety-three topics featuring over thirteen thousand primary documents in English, German and Hebrew from the Institute of Documentation in Israel. Students will find quick answers to their research questions in the FAQ area that contains an interactive glossary of the Holocaust, an interactive timeline of the Holocaust, answers to 36 commonly asked questions about the Holocaust in three languages and current articles and publications. Additionally, there is a list of teaching resources for educators.


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