This Holocaust Teacher Resource Center (TRC) web site, is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish people slaughtered during the Holocaust and the millions other people slaughtered during the Nazi era.
NOTE: Users should read the Mapping the Lives User Guide (accessible by clicking the box in the top left corner and selecting User Guide) before diving into the database.
Through interactive street maps that memorialize victims of the Nazi Regime's persecution, the resource goes beyond traditional "memorial book[s]" to reclaim space for the lives that were lost. In doing so, they show a deeper picture of the neighborhoods--down to a street address--impacted by the Holocaust.
Teachers can connect students with the past through eyewitness testimonies and learning activities, allowing students to identify with people who are different than them. All of this is done in a password-protected online space that allows for privacy.
Through rigorous historical analysis combined with the study of human behavior, Facing History’s approach heightens students’ understanding of racism, religious intolerance, and prejudice; increases students’ ability to relate history to their own lives; and promotes greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in a democracy.