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Mémorial de la Shoah – Museum and research center, the Paris based Shoah Memorial, Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation is the largest documentation center on the Holocaust in Europe. The institution websites provides with important resources on the Holocaust such as an online encyclopedia, a database of the victims deported from France and much more.



Lithuanian Holocaust Atlas



The 614th Commandment Society


Erec Israel Portal



Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej Polska Izrael



Litvak Cemetery Catalogue


While searching through the Internet in order to find some information, we may visit following websites:   


A social networking portal gathering people saved from the Holocaust, their children and grandchildren. Holocaust museums, organizations connected with them, research centers and all the people interested in inculcating tolerance take part in creating it. This portal helps in finding places where the survivors come from and gathering information about them.  

Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski (The Archive of Western Poland Maps) 

Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski popularizes copies of archival maps of a very high quality. It is an invaluable research help e.g. for regional history and genealogy. 

Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe (National Digital Archive – a search engine of archival information)

Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe gathers, compiles, maintains and renders accessible some archives such as photos, audio and video files, which constitute a part of the national records. Under this address you may find a unit which is to popularize some archival information via the Internet. 

Bibliografia Historii Polskiej (Polish History Bibliography)

The electronic version of Bibligrafia Historii Polskiej compiled together with The Institute of National Remembrance. The electronic version enables to search the data from 1990 to 2005. 

Biblioteka Narodowa (The National Library – catalogues and bibliographies)

The National Library is one of the most important cultural institutions in Poland. It is the main archive of national literature and the domestic center of bibliographic information.  

CJH Digital Collections

This website popularizes the digital materials of such institutions as Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The archives include more than 25 000 items such as rare books, books for children, letters, maps, photos and others.

The Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories

   This website is a linguistic and oral history project that includes Yiddish language interviews with approximately 380 people. The interviews were conducted in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia.

Holocaust Encyclopedia

A very rich source of materials concerning the Holocaust, the third Reich and fighting against the persecution of Jews during the Second World War.

Jewish Genealogy and Avotaynu

Avotaynu is the leading publisher of products of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy. You may find here both general genealogical guidebooks and information concerning single surnames. 

Miasta w Dokumencie Archiwalnym (Towns in the Archival Documents)–

You can find here the history of towns which had a special impact on the economic and cultural history of Poland. Here are the documents gathered in the framework of the Miasta w Dokumencie Archiwalnym (Towns in the Archival Documents) Project.

Polish Roots Resources

This website covers the history of Poland from the 16th to the second half of the 20th century.

Poland ShtetLinks Index

This website gathers information concerning population centers of Jews in Poland. You can find here maps of towns, photos and historical data.

The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names

Yad Vashem, together with its partners, gathers data concerning the victims of the Holocaust. All information is published on this website.

International Jewish Cemetery Project

International Jewish Cemetery Project is a non-profit organization basing its existence on volunteers’ work. It is an initiative which originated thanks to cooperation with the IAJGS (the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies), the portal JewishGen and JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry. It is to provide documentary evidence and describe all Jewish cemeteries and burial places all over the world. Each user can make a donation in the form of photos, information and materials about some chosen cemeteries and burial places.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research

The data base of the Holocaust Museum in Washington providing the access to many academic publications, the catalogue of the Museum’s library and the lists of survivors.

USC Shoah Foundation Institute I Video Testimony Clips

The archive includes some testimonies of the survivors from the Holocaust and also other witnesses.

Yad Vashem Library

Yad Vashem Library has rich collections concerning the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem Photo Archive

A great collection of photos concerning the Holocaust.

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny – zbiory (The Jewish Historical Institute – collections)

The Jewish Historical Institute has a very rich collection of both publications and works of art concerning the history and culture of Polish Jews. The underground archive from the Warsaw Ghetto , i.e. Ringelblum’s Archive, is the most important part of the collection.

Holocaust Center in Boston

The Holocaust Center in Boston commemorates the key historical events by creating an extraordinary collection of books, films and archival materials. The main goals of the Center are to document and preserve the historical heritage, fight with education against hatred , prejudice, ignorance and indifference, to prevent future tragedies by conducting some historical research.


Centropa, concentrating on the oral history, has managed to collect over 1300 interviews with Jews who lived in Middle and Eastern Europe, previous Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and also in municipalities in Greece, Turkey and Balkans. 

The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation

The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation was established in 1994. Its main goals include e.g. studying and documenting Jewish heritage, archives and Judaica in eastern Europe, promoting the study of Jewish genealogical material, preserving it and also assembling, cataloguing and publishing information from research of Jewish materials.

Lo Tishkach

Lo Tishach is an organization aiming at ensuring effective and permanent protection of Jewish cemeteries in Europe. Its goal is to educate young Europeans so that they respect differences between people and take care of the multicultural heritage of the continent. The members of Lo Tishach visit cemeteries, gather information and do the maintenance to protect those historically important places.

Lo Tishkach’s website includes a public data base of all Jewish burial places in Europe, i.e. over 9000 cemeteries and mass graves.

Jewish History Museum in Arizona

Jewish History Museum in Arizona was established in 1910. It presents very rich Jewish heritage and also runs a special program concentrating on individual stories and oral history.

Map Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny 1919 – 1939

Non-commercial project with scans of maps and geographic materials published by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG), 1919 – 1939.

Project is an attempt to record and classify the history and heritage of Belarus.

Globus Belarusi

Globus Belarus shows the architectural and other monuments in Belarus. It gathers 9 200 objects and 39 000 pictures of churches, castles, chapels, tenements and others. The history of the buildings is shortly described and the most interesting trip with other monuments mentioned is also shown.

National Library of Belarus Portal

Portal of National Library of Belarus provides access to information resources (electronic catalogue of library collections, images, databases and electronic publications) and information services.

Centre for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews (Rytų Europos žydų kultūros ir istorijos tyrimų centras)

The Centre for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews is an academic and social institution established 2 July 2004. It aims at exploring the heritage of Jewish nation communities in Lithuania and neighbour countries and encouraging the knowledge about it.

Memoriał – list of victims of political terror in USSR (Жертвы политического террора в СССР)

Database containing alphabetically ordered list of over 2 600 000 victims of political terror in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (including Polish Jews).

Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe

This site is intended as a repository of detailed maps of eastern Europe – particularly the lands that once comprised the Pale of Jewish Settlement (Черта оседлости) in Tsardom of Russia.

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Jerusalem (CAHJP)

Beit Hatfutsot. The Museum of the Jewish People

Ghetto Fighters House Archives

World Zionist Organization. The Central Zionist Archives

Litvak Cemetery Catalogue

Jewish Heritage Europe


Other interesting websites