Resources for schools
Historical information, research, records, photos and artefacts:
UK Based Organisations
The British Library hold audio recordings of survivors https://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/testimonies/survivors.html
The Imperial War Museum, London and North, house large Holocaust exhibitions, documentation photos and research materials www.iwm.org.uk
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is home to large exhibitions, research, testimony and survivor interviews and books www.holocaust.co.uk
The UK National Archives holds a collection of private documents and records
The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre, Yorkshire, exhibits the stories of survivors who settled in the north of England https://holocaustlearning.org.uk
The Wiener Holocaust Library has documents, images and historical info. Their International Tracing Service Digital Archive, contains records of concentration and DP camp registration and immigration. https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk
The Footage Farm holds historical film footage where you can purchase individual clips http://footagefarm.co.uk contact: Gonzalo@footagefarm.co.uk
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a vast collection of historical information and images https://collections.ushmm.org/search/ and a personalised search facility, the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php
Yad Vashem has The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names (https://yvng.yadvashem.org/) with pages of testimony submitted by relatives. Search this to see if intervening generations have submitted testimony without mentioning it. The Archives house a huge number of written and visual sources.
Central European locally based museums and research centres:
In Warsaw, the Jewish Historical Institute (http://www.jhi.pl/en/institute) has a lot of information and a Genealogy page.
The Warsaw POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has a “Virtual Shtetl” for images of places in Poland and Ukraine (https://sztetl.org.pl/en).
The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives in Budapest (http://www.themilev.org/) has similar resources.
The Auschwitz Museum (http://auschwitz.org/en/) also has a very informative website and its archives will search their records for individuals on request.
In addition to the above resources many major European cities have collections in local and regional museums.