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Amcha. Israeli Centers for Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation www.amcha.org
AMCHA is a codeword Jews used to identify each other as survivors after the Holocaust. The organization that goes by that name in Israel is a help network of psychologists, educators and social workers, for survivors and their families. It is focused on the psychological effects of experiences connected with the Shoah. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is thus an important topic of the AMCHA site and of many publications produced by that organization.
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Antisemitism Research Resources ddickerson.igc.org/antisemitism.html
A part of the Institute for Global Communication (IGC), this website is dedicated to a grassroots approach to obtaining information on antisemitism. It is a collection of links dealing mostly with issues concerning antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish-Christian relations, but also addressing human rights, tolerance and immigration issues. Separate links provide information for scholars, researchers, students, activists, and others learning about, monitoring or campaigning against antisemitism.
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Beit Warsaw www.beit-warszawa.org.pl
The Beit Warszawa Jewish Cultural Association is a progressive, egalitarian Jewish social organization promoting the spiritual life and culture of Jews.
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Bełżec Museum and Memorial www.belzec.org.pl
The Bełżec Museum and Memorial was established on the grounds of the former Nazi death camp in June 2004. The Museum carries out a broad range of educational, documentation, conservation and research work.
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Board of Deputies of British Jews www.bod.org.uk
The Board of Deputies of British Jews is a representative body of delegates from Jewish communal organizations that promotes and protects the interests and religious rights of the Jewish community in Britain. The Board considers current issues, discusses communal requirements, and establishes policies in order to support the development of the entire Jewish community in Britain. The Board was founded in 1760 and currently has around 300 deputies, who discuss issues pertaining to the Jewish community in Britain at regular plenary meetings.
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Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage, Montreal Chapter www.polish-jewish-heritage.org
The Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage, functioning since 1988, is dedicated to improving knowledge of the Polish Jewish cultural heritage and the shared history of the Poles and Jews, and to fostering dialogue and eliminating prejudices and negative stereotypes.
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Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies www.unr.edu/chgps/links/holocaust.htm
The Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies is at the University of Nevada, Reno (U.S.A.). It is engaged in studies of the Holocaust, prejudice and contemporary ethnic conflicts.
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Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) www.ceji.org
Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) is an international nonprofit organization which aims to help create and promote a multicultural Europe through diversity education and policy. In the area of policy, CEJI provides decision makers in the EU with Jewish experiences, projects and ideas in the field of basic rights, education, training and social integration.
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Centropa.org www.centropa.org
Centropa.org is a project of the Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, an American nongovernmental organization, implemented together with its European branches in Vienna and Budapest. The project’s basic aim is to protect the Jewish cultural heritage in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
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Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów (Polish Centre for Holocaust Research) www.holocaustresearch.pl
The Polish Centre for Holocaust Research, part of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, was established in 2003. Its purpose is to conduct research on the Jewish Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War; to publish research findings, primary sources and other works; to organize seminars and academic conferences; and to cooperate with foreign institutions involved in the subject of the Holocaust and genocide.
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Centrum Dialogu i Modlitwy w Oświęcimiu (Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz) centrum-dialogu.oswiecim.pl/
The Centre for Information, Meetings, Dialogue, Education and Prayer was established in 1992 at the initiative of Archbishop Franciszek Cardinal Macharski, former Archbishop of Cracow. In 1998 the name was changed to the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz. The Centre’s purpose is to provide an environment for education, reflection, exchange of thoughts and prayer for everyone who visits this place.
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Centrum im. M. Anielewicza (The M. Anielewicz Center) www.centrum-anielewicza.uw.edu.pl
The Mordechaj Anielewicz Center for Research and Education on Jewish History and Culture was founded in 1990 under an agreement between Warsaw University and the Jacek Fliderbaum Foundation. Currently it functions as a unit in the Institute of History at Warsaw University.
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Centrum Żydowskie w Oświęcimiu (Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation) www.ajcf.pl
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation was founded in 1995 in New York for the purpose of aiding in the creation of a Jewish cultural and educational center in the Polish town of Oświęcim, where the former German Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, is located. In 1996 its sister organization in Oświęcim was registered, headquartered in the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim.
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Crosspoint Anti Racism www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/index.html
Crosspoint Anti Racism is the largest online collection of links to organizations dedicated to human rights, antifascism, antiracism and refugees. It was created by the Magenta Foundation based in Amsterdam, which works to combat all forms of discrimination against minority groups. Crosspoint currently offers over 2,000 links to organizations in 114 countries.
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Diapositive information service www.diapozytyw.pl
The Diapositive information service website was created at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. It is the result of cooperation with many organizations, associations, foundations and institutions engaged in Polish-Jewish subjects. Diapositive is a source of information on the Jews in Poland, past and present, and related subjects.
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Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej (Jewish Culture Festival ) www.jewishfestival.pl
The Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow is one of the biggest and most important events of its type in the world. The first one took place in 1988; its program focussed on seminars devoted to the meeting of Polish and Jewish cultures. In its present form the Festival is an encounter with the living Jewish tradition and a chance to experience the joy of creating it.
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Fundacja Bente Kahan (Bente Kahan Foundation) www.fbk.org.pl
The Bente Kahan Foundation was registered in Wrocław in 2006 by the Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan. Its purpose is to present Jewish culture and history to the wider public, mainly in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, and to restore and cultivate the Jewish heritage in this region.
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Fundacja Krzyżowa (Krzyżowa Foundation) www.krzyzowa.org.pl
The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding is an independent nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging the tolerant coexistence of nations, social groups and individuals.
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Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense (Lodz Jews Heritage Foundation) www.lodzjews.org
The Lodz Jews Heritage Foundation was established on November 6, 1995 in Łódź, and registered in 1997. Its founders were the city authorities of Łódź of that time, the Organization of Former Residents of Łódź in Israel, and the World Jewish Restitution Organization.
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Fundacja Rodziny Nissenbaumów (Nissenbaum Foundation) www.foss.com.pl
The Nissenbaum Foundation has been in existence since 1983. Its founder and first president was Sigmund Nissenbaum. Its purpose is to salvage the traces of Jewish material and spiritual culture in Poland, and to enhance and initiate contact, including business contacts, between Poles and Jews.
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Fundacja Shalom (Shalom Foundation) www.shalom.org.pl
The Shalom Foundation is an American-Polish-Israeli foundation established in 1988 at the initiative of Gołda Tencer, actress and director of the E.R. Kamińska Yiddish Theater in Warsaw. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Polish Jewry.
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Galicia Jewish Museum www.galiciajewishmuseum.org/pl
The Galicia Jewish Museum in Cracow has been in operation since April 17, 2004. Its mission, an educational one, is to present the culture of the Jews of Galicia (former crown lands of Austria, covering southeast Poland and parts of present-day Ukraine and Belarus) and to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Its central point is the exhibition "Traces of Memory," documenting vestiges of the Jewish past in southern Poland. The Museum has a bookstore and cafe.
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Holocaust Teachers Resources Center www.holocaust-trc.org
The Holocaust Teachers Resources Center was founded through the efforts of the Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. The main aim of the organization is to combat prejudice by disseminating knowledge about the Holocaust. The Holocaust Teachers Resources Center collects and organizes educational materials.
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Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) www.jfr.org
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is an organization which financially aids more than 1400 people who helped Jews survive the Holocaust. The JFR also runs an educational and training program.
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Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture www.judaica.pl
The idea of creating the Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture was born in Cracow at the end of the 1980s, a time of historic changes in Poland. The idea emerged among people from the worlds of culture, education and the arts. The late President of the Jewish Congregation in Cracow, Czesław Jakubowicz, was actively involved in this civic initiative. The Foundation began its activities in 1991, and on November 24, 1993, the Center was opened under its auspices.
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Małopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe (Education Society for Małopolska) www.mto.org.pl
Małopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe zostało zarejestrowane w 1988 roku przez grupę rodziców i nauczycieli z inspiracji podziemnej Rady Edukacji Narodowej, działającej w czasie stanu wojennego w Polsce. Misją MTO jest budowanie społeczeństwa obywatelskiego w Polsce i na Bałkanach, wspomaganie edukacji osób niepełnosprawnych i Romów, rozwijanie i propagowanie innowacyjnych metod nauczania, upowszechnianie i ochrona praw kobiet.
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Mémoire d’Auschwitz Study and Documentation Centre www.auschwitz.be
The Mémoire d’Auschwitz Study and Documentation Centre is a recognized study institution created in 1980 by the Belgian Association of Ex-Political Prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Camps and Prisons of Silesia.
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Międzynarodowy Dom Spotkań Młodzieży w Oświęcimiu (International Youth Meeting House in Oświęcim) www.mdsm.pl
The International Youth Meeting House (MDSM) in Oświęcim was established in 1986 as an educational center committed to Polish-German reconciliation and Christian-Jewish dialogue. MDSM provides a forum where history can be subjected to critical analysis. It works to perpetuate the memory of the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to disseminate knowledge of the history, significance and symbolism of the former concentration camp and death camp.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage www.mjhnyc.org
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York opened in 1997. It is a living memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Besides presenting exhibitions, the Museum is a place for meetings, discussions and education about Jewish history and culture.
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Museum of the History of Polish Jews www.jewishmuseum.org.pl
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews was established by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute under the chairmanship of Marian Turski. Under an agreement between the Warsaw city government, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, the Museum is a joint institution of culture. Since 2000 an international team of experts led by Director Jerzy Halbersztadt has been working to create the Museum.
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Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum) www.auschwitz.org.pl
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, established July 2, 1947, includes the area of two extant parts of the Auschwitz camp and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The work of the Museum is centered on memorializing the site and the buildings associated with the martyrdom of more than one million people, and on conveying information about important places and events in the history of KL Auschwitz.
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Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) www.pajayouth.org
The Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) is a Polish-American organization formed to support dialogue between young Jews and non-Jews. PAJA runs educational programs, organizes meetings between young Poles and American Jewish youth, and administers a Polish website with information on events connected with Jewish culture.
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Polska Rada Chrześcijan i Żydów (Polish Council of Christians and Jews) prchiz.free.ngo.pl
Polish Council of Christians and Jews is a member of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ). It works for mutual understanding between Christians and Jews, overcoming of stereotypes, promotion of tolerance, and deepening of interfaith contacts.
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Polskie Towarzystwo Studiów Żydowskich (Polish Association of Jewish Studies) www.jewishstudies.pl
The Polish Association of Jewish Studies was established in 1995 in Cracow. Its purpose is to conduct, promote and disseminate research on the history and culture of the Jews, with particular attention to the history of the Jews in Poland, and to cooperate with similar Polish and foreign institutions and societies.
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Portal Społeczności Żydowskiej w Polsce (Website of the Jewish Community in Poland) www.jewish.org.pl
Website of the Jewish Community in Poland has been in existence since 1997 and is the oldest Jewish web service in Poland. It is sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Związek Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich w RP (Federation of Jewish Religious Communities in the Republic of Poland).
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Ruban Vert (Green Ribbon) www.rubanvert.net
The Green Ribbon (Ruban Vert) project is devoted to informing youth about maintaining tolerance in school.
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Simon Wiesenthal Center www.wiesenthal.com
The goal of the organization is to preserve the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.
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Stowarzyszenie "Dzieci Holocaustu" (Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland) www.dzieciholocaustu.org.pl
The Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland unites Holocaust survivors who because of their Jewish origin were marked for extermination by the Nazis and for this reason were kept in ghettos, concentration camps or death camps, or else were forced to conceal their identity.
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Stowarzyszenie "Krakowski Klub Dialogu" (Cracow Discussion Club Association) bazy.ngo.pl/search/info.asp?id=111893
The Cracow Dialogue Club Association is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization which promotes intercultural dialogue and tolerance toward national, ethnic and religious minorities residing in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie "Miasteczko" ("Little Town" Association) www.miasteczko.org
The "Little Town" Association was founded in Chełm in November 2005. In its work it invokes the town’s multicultural past, encouraging the local community to cultivate its heritage, promoting a culture of dialogue and tolerance between people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions and traditions, and building civil society.
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Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce free.ngo.pl/kobietyromskie
Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce (Association of Romani Women in Poland) was established in 2000 in Cracow, Poland, to help develop and implement projects to combat and counteract discrimination against the Romani community in Małopolska Province, encourage civic action among this minority group, and to work for equal educational opportunities for Roma.
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Stowarzyszenie Romów w Polsce (The Association of Roma in Poland) www.stowarzyszenie.romowie.net
The Association of Roma in Poland was established in 1992 to work for full participation of Roma in Polish society. The Association cooperates with government agencies and other Romani organizations. Through publishing, artistic and research activity, the Association spreads knowledge about the Romani people and their history, and highlights the problems of the Romani community in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny w Polsce (Jewish Historical Institute Association) www.jewishinstitute.org.pl
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) is connected with the tradition of the library created in 1881 under the auspices of the Great Synagogue in Warsaw, and the Judaic Library and the Institute of Judaic Studies established in 1936. JHI collects and conserves archival material, books and works of art associated with the history and culture of Polish Jews, conducts comprehensive research on the history and culture of the Jews in Poland and worldwide, and does educational work.
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Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation www.vhf.org
Survivors of the Shoah is a foundation established by Steven Spielberg in 1994. Its goal is to film and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, as visual history. The Foundation has collected about 52,000 visual recordings in 32 languages from 56 countries.
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The Jews in Poland. To Save from Oblivion. To Educate for the Future www.zydziwpolsce.edu.pl
"The Jews in Poland. To save from oblivion. To educate for the future" is an educational service for teachers and students, containing basic information on Jewish history and culture. The site contains materials useful in teaching tolerance.
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Wannsee Conference House (Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz) www.ghwk.de
The Wannsee Conference House Memorial and Educational Center is located in the building where, on January 20, 1942, under the chairmanship of Obergruppenfuehrer SS Reinhard Heydrich, 14 leading officials of the Reich ministerial apparatus and SS officers finalized the organizational details to implement an earlier decision to deport the Jews of Europe to the east and murder them en masse - the "final solution". The site of that meeting gave it its name, the Wannsee Conference.
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Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZFA) www.tu-berlin.de/~zfa/
Established in 1982, the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZFA) is the only institution of its type in Europe. In its work, ZFZ uses antisemitism as a starting point for broader research on prejudice, discrimination against minorities, migration processes, ethnic conflicts, political extremism, and the history of persecuted minorities.
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Żydowskie Motywy (Jewish Motifs International Film Festival) www.warsawjff.ant.pl
The Jewish Motifs International Film Festival is devoted to Jewish tradition, ethnic and cultural identity, and history both past and current. Its purpose is to use film to convey the richness of Jewish culture.
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Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent (Chulent Jewish Association) www.czulent.pl
The Chulent Jewish Association was established in Cracow in 2003. It is an independent association of young Jews. The basis for membership in it is Jewish identity.
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