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Hanns-Fred Rathenow ist Professor am Institut für Gesellschaftswissenschaften und historisch-politische Bildung an der Technischen Universität zu Berlin.
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Drei englischsprachige Websites, die ihren Ursprung in den USA haben, sich jedoch mit einer Fülle weiter führender Links und Hinweisen als hilfreich bei der Suche nach englischsprachigen Beiträgen zu den Feldern Holocaust und Nationalsozialismus erweisen:

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Imperial War Museum

http://london.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00b005006
In Großbritannien selbst dürften Linkliste und Informationen des Imperial War Museum London zu einer Fülle von Themen um Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust zu denjenigen Quellen zählen, die am schnellsten und effektivsten zu Ergebnissen führen, wenn über diesen Gegenstand gearbeitet werden soll.

Genocide Documentation Centre, University of the West of England

http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/
Völkermorde und Kriegsverbrechen, insbesondere in der Zeit des „Dritten Reiches“ werden auf breiter Grundlage durch Links erschlossen.

ARC-Webseite

http://www.deathcamps.org/
Diese Website ist nach den Angaben ihrer Betreiber denjenigen Juden und Sinti und Roma gewidmet, die in den Todeslagern von Belzec, Sobobor und Treblinka den Tod fanden. In ihrer Selbstdarstellung beschreiben sie die Ziele der ARC-Website (ARC=Aktion Reinhard Camps) wie folgt:

  • Who we are: The ARC team mainly consists of private Holocaust researchers. Our task is to uncover the history of the Aktion Reinhard Camps, and to tell the world about all aspects of the extermination of Jewry in East Europe. We are constantly attempting to help the relatives of people murdered in the Aktion Reinhard Camps discover their relatives' fate, and to commemorate them. This work is our long-term commitment to Holocaust history. The website is maintained by Michael Peters (webmaster). Secretary: Chris Webb.
  • History: The ARC Group was founded by three private Holocaust researchers in 2002: Peter Laponder, Michael Peters, and Chris Webb. Starting point was a Treblinka model, presented on the internet by Michael Peters. Little by little more interested people joined the group. Meanwhile members in the following states are doing their best to improve the website: Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

Holocaust Centre Beth Shalom

http://www.holocaustcentre.net/
Beth Shalom ist 1995 als erste britische Holocaust Bildungs- und Gedenkstätte gegründet worden. Es beschreibt sich selbst als “a place of memory of the victims of the Holocaust and as a place to teach future generations about its happening and consequences. The Holocaust Centre signifies a physical and permanent space that convey a message that if the victims' wasted lives are to have any meaning at all, we must not only learn about what happened, but also learn from it.”

University of Sussex, Centre for German-Jewish Studies

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/cgjs/
Das Centre for German-Jewish Studies, an der Universität Sussex in Brighton ist 1994 gegründet worden und versteht sich als Studienzentrum für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur in Europa. The primary aim of the Centre’s teaching and research activities is the re-evaluation of how the history of Jews in German-speaking lands is studied. The Centre attracts international scholars who actively contribute to scholarship in German-Jewish studies through teaching and research, focussing on political, social, literary and intellectual German-Jewish history. Given the location of the Centre, another key objective is to research the history of Jewish refugees and their families to the United Kingdom during and after the Second World War. The Centre also focuses on projects related to the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and its effects on post-war history until today. The Centre's archival collection, located in the University of Sussex Library, is being developed in accordance with these main themes. There is a particular interest in materials documenting the histories of German-Jewish families since the Enlightenment, including diaries, letters, oral testimony, survival narratives and other biographical sources recording the history of refugees.”

Das Jüdische Museum London

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/
Zu den wesentlichen Aufgaben des jüdischen Museums gehört es, die Begegnung mit überlebenden Zeitzeugen des Holocaust zu ermöglichen: “The Jewish Museum offers sensitive and thought provoking Holocaust educational programmes that examine the moral, spiritual and personal dimension, through a focus of accurate and evidence based historical material. Survivor testimony is a key resource and visitors have a rare opportunity to 'witness the witness' by meeting a Holocaust survivor and hearing them tell their story. The approach is inclusive and draws meaningful links with other groupings and topics such as racism today, refugees from conflict and oppression, citizenship and human behaviour. There is an emphasis on thinking skills, literacy, empathy, interpretation, analysis and spiritual development.”

Leo-Baeck-Institut London

http://www.leobaeck.co.uk/
Das Leo Baeck Institut, benannt nach dem dem letzten großen Repräsentanten des deutschen Judentums, wurde 1955 gegründet. Zu seinen Arbeitsfeldern zählt die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland und in deutschsprachigen Ländern ab der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Zerstörung durch die Nationalsozialisten. Mit seinen Arbeitszentren in Jerusalem, London und New York begreift es sich selbst als eines der führenden Forschungsinstitute auf dem Gebiet der jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur.

Anne Frank Educational Trust London

http://www.annefrank.org.uk/
Die 1991 gegründete gemeinnützige Gesellschaft „promotes positive attitudes towards differences, particularly in ethnicity, religion and culture, and helps empower people to reject all forms of bigotry, prejudice and intolerance in their daily lives. This is achieved through its major travelling exhibition that tours the UK. The brand new cutting edge, interactive exhibition Anne Frank + You was launched in June 2005 to coincide with the anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth on 12 June 1929. (…) The exhibition is particularly highly valued by teachers and youth workers as a means of teaching citizenship, history and English, and the Trust provides guided tours for school and youth groups. (…) The brand new exhibition Anne Frank + You brings the messages of Anne Frank firmly into 21st century Britain to address the attitudes and behaviours of today’s young people, and challenge them in a thought provoking, interactive and dramatic way. The messages of Anne’s diary are presented through themes such as conflict versus peace, responsibility versus indifference, inclusiveness versus discrimination and personal and multiple identities, and will be a journey of self discovery for young people. Anne Frank + You is already exciting local authorities all over the country and bodies such as the Football Association, Prison Service and Metropolitan Police are developing plans to use it as a force for good.“

Holocaust and Anti-Racism Centre

http://www.holocaust-antiracism.org.uk/
Dieses Centre ist eine Einrichtung des London Jewish Cultural Centre. Es beschreibt sein Selbstverständnis wie folgt: Although the Holocaust stands as the central issue of modern Jewish history, the Department's role is to emphasise its continuing and inescapable relevance for humanity as a whole. To this end the Department runs pioneering and influential educational programmes in the UK, and also – under the auspices of the International Task Force for Holocaust Education – in Eastern Europe and, from 2005, in China. The Department also acts as an advisor on issues related to the Holocaust and racism for many organisations including the BBC.”

Centre for Jewish Studies, Universität Manchester

http://www.mucjs.org/hsstats.htm
Dieses Centre bietet eine umfangreiche Linkliste vor allem zu denjenigen britischen Universitäten an, die Jewish Studies einschließlich Holocaust Studies im universitären Bereich anbieten.