The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina provides helpful resources for teachers and students in addition to our speakers. Please contact Sharon Halperin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements for borrowing these items.
The Holocaust: A Personal Journey (set of 10 posters)
Chronology of the Holocaust
The First Solution
The Second Solution
The Final Solution
Reprint of letter from Goering to Heydrick implementing Final Solution, July 1941
Reprint of Hitler's directive banning future discussion of Jewish question, 1943
Copy of Der Sturmer newspaper
Copy of cyanide gas invoice
Suggested books to read
The NC Council on the Holocaust provides traveling exhibits at no cost to public libraries and middle and high schools across North Carolina. Contact the Exhibit Coordinator (links to NCPublicSchools.org) in your region to schedule an exhibit.
As part of the NC Council on the Holocaust's Suitcase Project, we currently can offer teachers two collections of materials and artifacts related to the Holocaust: the Diaries of Children Suitcase (view inventory) and the Survival Story of Susan Cernyak-Spatz Suitcase (view inventory). Click here to download the request form.
The Holocaust Speakers Bureau is in the process of testing an in-house mobile app designed for the Apple iPhone (5 and later models) and iPad. Developed by Duke University students Matt Kirschner and Scott Powell, the app is designed for middle and high school students and educators and can be used by anyone. The app includes Holocaust survivor profiles, maps, historical and survivor focused timelines, a photo gallery, and a "Discover” tab that provides information and links to recent genocides and additional resources.
The app is a teaching tool and presentation aid that supplements resources on our website. It complements the Holocaust curriculum currently used in North Carolina public schools. The app also makes survivor testimonies and profiles accessible and interactive for students and educators. We seek to develop a deeper understanding of those who survived this terrible tragedy and make the Holocaust relevant to today's students.
More information can be found at the app website.
Coursera offers three free online courses on the Holocaust, including:
A Guide to the Holocaust (pdf)
USHMM film: The Path to Nazi Genocide (online video). NOTE: This film is intended for adult viewers, but selected segments may be appropriate for younger audiences.
Be an Agent of Change flyer (pdf)
Antisemitism on College Campuses (youtube video)
20 Photos that Change the Holocaust Narrative (html link)
Deadly Medicine (website). Created by NC Educator Karen Klaich, the site focuses on the medical aspect of the Holocaust and the American eugenics programs and offers historical timelines, videos and photographs, and learning activities.
The Holocaust and World War II Timeline (link to USHMM website)
Teaching Resources on the Holocaust (link to USHMM website), including activities, lesson plans, and films, such as "The Path to Nazi Genocide", which offers a concise overview of the Holocaust and what made it possible.
The Rage to Live: The International D.P. Children's Center Kloster Indersdorf 1945–1946 (video link) A video on the history of the UNRRA Children's Center at Indersdorf. Details the lives of young survivors and their path back to 'normal' living.
Heeling our World: One Shoe at a Time (video): Students at Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, USA made shoes for barefoot children in Mozambique.
The Worst Atrocity You've Never Heard Of (New York Times video and links to articles): Ethnic cleansing unfolding in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.