An Overview of Resources

The Consortium believes that there are sufficient objective, accurate, and comprehensive Internet sources for Holocaust educators making it unnecessary for us to replicate these efforts here. The Consortium's purpose is to serve as a directory of those reputable websites which list Holocaust Internet resources.

A Disclaimer: Any reference here to a website does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia, its constituent organizations, or anyone else. Statements expressed on those websites do not necessarily state or reflect views of the Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia or its constituent organizations. See the full text of our Disclaimer.

A Warning: It is difficult to evaluate the objectivity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of information and material available on the Internet. Frequently websites lack a clear statement on the source of their content. Furthermore, websites generally lack a description of the procedure and criteria used for selection of their content. Even when this information is posted, websites are not updated as frequently as new information becomes available.

A Suggestion: There are, however, steps that one may take to assess the objectivity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of web content. As part of teachers and students developing Internet literacy, we hope that they become aware of these steps and practice them. The Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell University offers criteria and tools for evaluating web sites. Wikihow has a short article on How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source.

A Plea: We urge teachers to model their instruction on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust in order to ensure good pedagogy. These Guidelines speak to the following aspects of teaching about the Holocaust: