Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
This site is recommended for high school students learning and analyzing prejudice, hatred and its evil ramifications through Holocaust Education through the exploration of videos, interviews and living memorials.
Powerful sample video: Voices of 18 young writers’ diaries from the ghetto or in hiding, as they grapple with the horrors of prejudice and hatred in their own communities.
Developed by the Museum with the support of the NYC Department of Education, the Museum of Jewish Heritage Holocaust Curriculum is an innovative teaching resource featuring free lesson plans accessible through our Meilman Virtual Classroom, primary sources, historical timelines, stories of young people coming of age during the Holocaust, and other resources for middle and high school students and their educators.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers several ways for students, teachers, and adult learners to engage with us:
- Museum of Jewish Heritage Holocaust Curriculum
- Virtual Museum Tours with Gallery Educators for Students and Adults
- Curriculum Guides for Frequently Assigned Books
- Online Resource: Coming of Age During the Holocaust
- The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm Lesson Plans
- Teacher Guides
Additional educational resources are highlighted below.
Teacher Professional Development Programs
The Museum offers several opportunities throughout the year for active classroom teachers and is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) by the New York State Education Department. To view upcoming programs, visit the Events calendar and sort by “Teacher Professional Development”.
High School Apprenticeship Program
The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. Learn more about this program and other NYC internships and fellowships >
Holocaust Educator Internship (HEI) School Partnerships
The Holocaust Educator Internship supports Holocaust education in public middle and high schools throughout the New York City area by providing lessons and tours developed by Holocaust scholars and an opportunity for students to visit the world’s third-largest Holocaust museum, bus transportation provided, all free of charge to the school. Time and availability permitting, teachers may request that their students meet with a Holocaust survivor after their tour to hear first-hand testimony. Learn more about becoming a partner school