Holocaust Museums and Memorials
The following external links are for museums and memorials relating to the Holocaust and Nazi era. They are organised alphabetically by country.
The largely intact former concentration camp was declared a memorial site in 1949 and in 1975, the Mauthausen Museum was opened. The website provides information about the history of Mauthausen, a satellite map, eyewitness accounts, an archive database, publications and information about the exhibitions.
Kazerne Dossin – Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights
The museum is located where Jews and Gypsies were gathered to be taken to concentration camps during the Second World War. The museum focuses on the impact of the Holocaust on Belgium. Next to information about the memorial and the museum and its themes, the website features examples of the museum’s collections.
Jasenovac Memorial Site and Memorial Museum
The memorial site and museum, located on the site of the former concentration camp, was founded in 1968. The museum aims to educate and remember the victims through co-operating with survivors and organising commemorative events, exhibitions and publications. The website features a list of victims and information about the history of the camp.
Located on the former site of a Gestapo prison and Jewish ghetto, the memorial was opened in 1947. The institution aims to commemorate the victims of the Nazi persecution and promote research and educational activities. The website provides information about visiting the memorial as well as digital versions of the annual reports.
Museum of Occupations
The museum shows an overview of Estonia during the first and second Soviet occupation and the German occupation. On their website, users can browse the exhibition archive and watch exhibition films.
‘Gedenkorte Europa’ (‘Memorial Sites in Europe’) is a project that aims to encourage visits to memorial sites by offering route maps and detailed information on the memorial sites.
Mémorial de la Shoah
The memorial was established to remember the persecution of Jews during the German occupation of France and includes a museum which covers the history of Jews in France and Europe and the French resistance. The website features selected testimonies, resources for teachers and a multimedia encyclopaedia of the Shoah.
House of the Wannsee Conference
The Wannsee House was opened as a Holocaust memorial and museum in 1992 and hosts permanent and special exhibitions as well as holding a large collections of books on the Nazi era. The website provides extensive information about the Wannsee Conference, the history of the house, the exhibitions, and the library. Annual reports, published only in German, are also available.
Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The memorial was inaugurated in 2005 and includes a ‘Place of Information’ that features a timeline of the Final Solution, a ‘Room of Families’ that explores the fate of specific Jewish families and a ‘Room of Names’ where the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims are read aloud. The website features behind-the-scenes reports, leaflets, testimonies, and exhibition catalogues.
Topography of Terror Documentation Centre
The centre’s website features information about exhibitions and workshops as well as the history of the centre. It also includes a list of their publications and a link to the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre and its exhibitions.
Sites of Remembrance 1933-1945
The website provides an overview of Holocaust memorials, documentation centres, libraries, and museums in Berlin and Brandenburg.
Buchenwald Memorial Site
The memorial and museum, located at the remains of Buchenwald concentration camp, features permanent and special exhibitions as well as providing seminars and research projects. The website also features ‘Books of the Dead’, biographies of former inmates and virtual exhibitions. Inquiries about former inmates can be submitted online.
Place of Remembrance for the Homosexuals Persecuted under National Socialism (site only in German)
The memorial was opened to the public in 2008 and aims to educate and remember the homosexual victims persecuted by the Nazis. The website features information about the memorial, press releases, a timeline, and links to external resources and further reading.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
The memorial site was established in 1965 on the grounds of the former concentration camp and features an archive, a library, and exhibitions. The website provides visitor information, a history of the site, information about the exhibitions, educational programmes and publications.
KZ-Gedenkstätte Mühldorfer Hart (site mostly in German)
The memorial is located on the former site of the Mühldorf subcamp, a satellite system of Dachau concentration camp in Bavaria. The website provides information about the past and present of the site, a ‘Book of the Dead’, testimonies, and selected documents. The ‘Information in English’ section provides detailed information about different aspects of the Bunker Complex.
The memorial is located on the site of the former concentration camp near Hamburg and features four permanent exhibitions as well as a library and an archive. The website provides information about the history of Neuengamme, a death register, a timeline, and an overview of research projects.
Holocaust Memorial Center
The memorial and museum is located in Budapest and aims to remember and educate people about the Hungarian Jews that were killed in the Holocaust. The website provides information about the exhibition and the centre’s activities.
Yad Vashem’s website provides detailed information about the centre, its events, research projects, and publications as well as the Holocaust (including video lectures, podcasts, and testimonies). A Shoah Names Database, a photo and document archive, an online film database, online courses and digital exhibitions are also available.
Ghetto Fighters' House Museum
The Ghetto Fighters’ House was founded in 1949 by Holocaust survivors and emphasizes the bravery of ghetto fighters and survivors. The website provides information about the different collections of the archive, their exhibitions, educational programmes, and the Center for Humanistic Education, which is part of the museum.
Beit Theresienstadt (Beit Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association)
Beit Theresienstadt was established in 1975 to remember the Jewish victims of Ghetto Theresienstadt in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. It includes an educational centre, archive, library, exhibitions, and museum. The website provides extensive information about the ghetto and its history, online publications and an online library.
Museo della Shoah (site only in Italian)
The museum’s website gives information about the past and future of the museum, its research projects, and events. Past exhibitions since 2005 are listed and contain introductions with videos.
Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
The museum features a wall with the names of Holocaust victims in Latvia, examples of Nazi propaganda, and photographs of Jewish life in Latvia before and during the Holocaust. The website features individual life stories, a virtual tour of the ghetto and information about the museum.
Anne Frank House
The website of the Anne Frank House provides extensive information about Anne Frank’s life before and during the Holocaust, including a timeline. It also features a teachers’ portal and an overview of special projects. Users can also read about the Anne Frank Collections, the exhibitions and the history of the museum.
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
The centre features exhibitions on Holocaust survivors, a library of Holocaust literature, video testimonies, and information about Jewish life in New Zealand. The website’s resources include video testimonies, teaching guides, presentations and talks.
Stutthof Museum (site mostly in Polish and German)
The museum is located on the site of the former concentration camp and includes exhibitions and a cinema showing films about the history of the camp. The museum’s website features information about visiting the museum, its history, archive and collections, and a collection of photographs.
State Museum at Majdanek
The museum and education centre is located on the grounds of the former concentration camp and aims to remember the victims of the camps of KL Lublin. The website provides a history of the camp, a timeline, a selection of documents, video testimonies, a gallery of the archive’s collections and an overview of past and current exhibitions.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Learn about the museum, its collection and archives, the Third Reich and the history of Auschwitz camps and its prisoners (including a timeline), their exhibitions (including online exhibitions) and the museum’s educational projects. A database of Auschwitz prisoners is also available.
Museum - Memorial Site in Belzec
The museum’s website features information about the museum, its collections, projects and exhibitions and a history of the camp, including a timeline and a map.
Muzeum Walki i Mczestwa w Treblinka (site only in Polish)
The Treblinka memorial was established in 1964 and now includes a museum. Users can read about the history of the camp and Janusz Korczak’s life online.
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
The centre includes two permanent exhibitions, a memorial garden and educational resources to learn about the Holocaust. Their website gives information about the centre and its history as well as information about visiting the museum.
The Holocaust Exhibition (Imperial War Museum)
The exhibition shows the history of the Holocaust starting with Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 through the end of the Second World War in 1945. Personal stories of Holocaust survivors include photographs, diaries, toys and film.
United States of America
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The museum’s website is available in 15 languages and is one of the world’s leading online resources on the Holocaust. The online resources include an introduction to the Holocaust, a timeline, a Holocaust Encyclopaedia, maps, learning materials, testimonies, and information about the history of antisemitism and Holocaust denial.
Holocaust Museum on Long Island
The museum’s website provides information about its history, exhibitions, student and adult programmes, and current events. Short life stories of survivors and liberators are also available online.