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Sandi Pelly, B.A.

www.Nizkor.org
"Nizkor" is a Hebrew word; it means "We will remember." This site is, and always will be, under construction. It contains articles and information written to provide the truth about the Holocaust. The home page states that "The real purpose of Holocaust revisionism is to make National Socialism an acceptable political alternative again."

www.Remember.org
This web site shares art, discussion, photos, poems, and facts to preserve powerful Holocaust memories.

www.USHMM.org
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It also serves as America's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

Chartered by a unanimous Act of Congress in 1980 and located adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Museum strives to broaden public understanding of the history of the Holocaust through multifaceted programs including exhibitions; research and publication; the collection and preservation of material evidence, art, and artifacts relating to the Holocaust; annual Holocaust commemorations known as the Days of Remembrance; distribution of educational materials and teacher resources; and a variety of public programming designed to enhance understanding of the Holocaust and related issues, including those of contemporary significance.

www.webster.edu/~woolflm/hghrlinks.html
This is the web site of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights.

www.claimscon.org
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for Survivors of the Holocaust and the heirs of Holocaust victims.

Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from the governments of Germany, Austria and other countries, and also from certain industry groups. It has also recovered unclaimed German Jewish property and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism. So far:
  • More than 500,000 Holocaust Survivors in 67 countries have received compensation payments as a result of the work of the Claims Conference.
  • Payments to Holocaust Survivors as a result of Claims Conference activity amount to more than $50 billion to date.
  • The Claims Conference has allocated more than $600 million to organizations which are involved in meeting the social service needs of Holocaust Survivors and/or engage in education, research, and documentation relating to the Shoah (Holocaust).
www.Holocaustcommission.org
The educational mission of the Holocaust Commission is threefold:
  • To promote an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, its unfolding stages and its critical lessons.
  • To serve as an Educational Resource Centre for students and teachers to learn about the Holocaust, racism, and the dangers of prejudice.
  • To help students apply the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other historical events - such as the dangers of discrimination, peer pressure, unthinking obedience to authority, and indifference - to the moral decisions they make in their own lives.
The Holocaust Commission works closely with Facing History and Ourselves, a national teacher training organization, to engage students from diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism. The end goal is a more humane and informed citizenry.

www.amcha.org
There are many organizations and institutions that memorialize those who died in the Holocaust. AMCHA cares for the survivors who are still alive.

AMCHA was founded in 1987 by a small group of Dutch survivors headed by the late Manfred Klafter who served as AMCHA's President until his death in February, 1997. From its beginnings in a small apartment in Jerusalem's Bayit Vegan neighborhood, AMCHA has grown to encompass four large branches in Israel's major cities and smaller satellite locations across Israel.

AMCHA reaches out to:
  • those who experienced the horrors of the Shoah as adults
  • child Survivors who were robbed of their youth, and
  • children of Survivors, the Second Generation, who were profoundly affected throughout their lives by events they can only imagine.
www.vhf.org
Since its establishment in 1994, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation have collected and preserved an archive of more than 50,000 videotaped testimonies of Survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust. The Foundation is no longer collecting testimonies. They are now focusing on a new mission which is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry - and the suffering they cause - through educational use of the Foundation's visual history testimonies.