Shoah Research, Education and Documentation
The short film "Three Promises" tells the story of members of the Kalef family-murdered in Nazi gas vans, and documents the destruction of Belgrade’s Jewish community. Learn more.
The Muslim World Can View Claude Lanzmann’s film “Shoah” with Claims Conference Support. Learn more.
Georgia’s Holocaust Trunk Project is off to tremendous start. Learn more.
The South African Holocaust Centre offers a National School Curriculum Support program, funded in part by the Claims Conference, that educates students and teachers about the Shoah. Learn more.
A Claims Conference initiative with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has put more than 20,000 Nazi-looted works of art online for the first time. Learn more.
The IDF project called "Eidim BaMadim," Witnesses in Uniform, sends delegations of officers on a 5-day visit to Holocaust-related sites in Poland. Learn more.
Mexico has opened its first Holocaust Museum. Read more.
In Brazil, two Claims Conference-funded programs take students on intensive trips to Holocaust-related sites, followed by an educational community project. Read more.
In Quito, Ecuador, Casa Cultural Trude Sojka is a Holocaust memorial that draws upon the artwork of survivor Trude Sojka to depict the lives of Ecuador’s Jewish refugees.
When the Claims Conference began receiving proceeds from the sales of unclaimed
Jewish property that it recovered in the former East Germany, the Board of Directors
made a decision to allocate up to 20 percent of the funds toward research, documentation,
and education of the Shoah. The board made this decision out of a sense of obligation
to preserve the memory of the six million killed, in order that the world does
not forget both how they lived and how they died.
Through its contributions to leading institutions that have expertise in Holocaust
research, education, and documentation, the Claims Conference also seeks to
help ensure that future generations learn of the Holocaust. As the Shoah recedes
from memory to history, it is crucial that future generations have available
the records, photos, and other materials that institutions are still able to
assemble today. It is also crucial that the history of the Holocaust is preserved
and presented in a way that is meaningful and accessible to generations who
will not be able to meet survivors first-hand.
An Educational Professional Advisory Committee and a Research and Documentation
Professional Advisory Committee, comprising experts in their respective fields,
review all applications for funding.
In memory of Rabbi Israel Miller z”l, president of the Claims Conference for
20 years, these allocations are known as the Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah
Research, Education, and Documentation.
- Archival Related Projects
- Educator Training
- Curriculum Development and Educational Materials
- Educational Programs
- Museums and Exhibitions
- Educational Visits to Sites of Nazi Atrocities
- Research and Publication