Welcome to the Northeast Holocaust Education website. This site serves anyone interested in teaching about the Holocaust, but it especially serves K-12 educators wanting to incorporate the history of the Holocaust and genocide into student learning. The site serves as a clearinghouse for general guidelines, resources, lessons plans, and news about professional development opportunities to help bring the best possible educational experiences to your students. Our moderated discussion forum also facilitates discussions between teachers. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals.

– “Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust.” https://www.ushmm.org/educators/teaching-about-the-holocaust/general-teaching-guidelines

Art of children in the barracks
Luba Krugman Gurdus, “Children in the Barracks” (1943) Source: ushmm.org

Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, and the Purdue University Fort Wayne Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies produced this website through a joint partnership, with generous support from the Harry W. Salon Foundation.

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