Serving educators visiting the Museum, the Resource Center is a repository of books and curricular materials to assist teachers with Holocaust education.

Teachers may examine audio-visual and text materials from the Museum's collection and borrow videos for use in their classrooms (videos can be shipped and returned by mail).

Computers are available to access three online resources:

USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

2,500 testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education are now available to view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Visitors and researchers may make an appointment to view the testimonies in our Resource room. Visitors can view the testimonies in the Keeping History Center gallery without an appointment. For students and researchers who need extended viewing time or extra assistance, the Museum recommends a scheduled visit.  Please contact Indra Mahabir at 646.437.4363 or by email at imahabir@mjhnyc.org to schedule an appointment.


Established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg to collect and preserve the testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust the USC Shoah Foundation Institute ’s mission is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry—and the suffering they cause—through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.


MJH access to the visual history testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute is made possible through major funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors
 This database documents the lives of survivors who came to the United States and other countries after World War II and helps them search for relatives and friends.

The leading internet pioneer for Jewish genealogy, JewishGen provides free online access to a vast collection of Jewish ancestral records in a simple, understandable, and searchable format.

To schedule an appointment to visit to the Resource Center, please call 646.437.4290.

TOP: Visitor in Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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