The Shoah
   The Holocaust

The Shoah is a reminder of the dangers of allowing hate, prejudice, and discrimination to spread unchallenged. Silence must never be an option when humanity is threatened.

You can learn more about the 1.5 million children murdered in the Shoah.

Researching Your Child

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ssLearning more about the Shoah

  • Holocaust Education and Resource Centers in the United States and Canada provide access to resources, education, and research. A great one for educators is Education Materials for the Jewish World at Yad Vashem. has 24 books for Teaching the Holocaust.
  • The Jewish Virtual Library contains articles, original documents, a glossary, a bibliography, and much more, all covering the Holocaust.
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website includes extensive information education, research, and history including online exhibits and resources.
  • Read fiction or non–fiction about the Holocaust. There are many excellent books on the Holocaust. The  Jewish Book Council and Goodreads websites have hundreds of books available. 
  • USC Shoah Foundation has more than 52,000 video testimonies of survivors in 32 languages.  A search mechanism allows individuals to find and listen to testimonies from survivors in different countries using a range of criteria (place of birth, name, country of origin, current location). These are compelling and personal stories, told by survivors. Doing a search by last name and location may help you locate relatives of your adopted child.
  • is an online community that offers contributors (survivors, liberators, historians, and teachers) a place to connect and share research resources and stories through art, photography, paining, audio/video and remembrance.