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
- Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Memorial in Israel.
- JewishGen – The Home of Jewish Genealogy features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources.
- JewishGen’s Holocaust Database is the direct link to Holocaust research.
Learning more about the Shoah
- Holocaust Education and Resource Centers in the United States and Canada provide access to resources, education, and research.
- 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 ADL website has an annotated list of books appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students as well as fact sheets.
- 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.
- Remember.org 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.