United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. And we encourage them to act, cultivating a sense of moral responsibility among our citizens so that they will respond to the monumental challenges that confront our world.

The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation's educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. Education outreach programs provide teachers with tools to deliver quality Holocaust education, incorporating accurate history, appropriate pedagogy, classroom strategies, and teaching resources.

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  • High School
One of the most powerful ways to teach about the Holocaust is to bring the voices of survivors to your students. Precisely because they portray...
Standards aligned
Organized around a Museum-produced 38-minute documentary, The Path to Nazi Genocide , these materials and discussion questions provide students with...
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  • MS, HS
Educators, students, and other citizen historians across America are helping the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum discover how their local...
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  • MS, HS
Teaching about the Holocaust to middle or high school students can be a daunting task. How should you approach it? Where should you start? The United...
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  • MS, HS
Ideal for any teacher or administrator planning Holocaust remembrance events and lessons, this collection of materials includes a wide selection of...
Common Core
This lesson focuses on the history of antisemitism and its role in the Holocaust to better understand how prejudice and hate speech can contribute to...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
By exploring the Americans and the Holocaust online exhibition , students will examine the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped American...
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  • High School
By examining news coverage around three key events related to the early warning signs of the Holocaust, students will learn that information about...
The Holocaust: History and Memory provides students with a new way to learn about Holocaust history. Developed in cooperation with Houghton Mifflin...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Through an examination of the Wagner-Rogers Bill of 1939, students consider how Americans debated the country’s role as a haven for refugees during...