About This Site

The Museum’s Holocaust Encyclopedia is the most visited and comprehensive Holocaust resource online today. It provides the public, educators, faculty, students, and scholars with hundreds of articles, access to our digitized collections, critical thinking and discussion questions, lesson plans, oral histories, videos, and much more. It includes over 950 articles in English. Hundreds of these articles have been translated into 18 languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Russian, and Spanish.

Each year, this Encyclopedia serves millions of people all over the world. Many who might not otherwise have access to this important history use Encyclopedia resources to explore how and why the Holocaust happened. To address the tremendous changes in how people learn and consume information in a digital world, we continually develop the Encyclopedia to ensure that it not just meets but exceeds our users’ needs and expectations.

Thanking Our Donors

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply grateful to the following donors for their generous support of The Holocaust Encyclopedia. To support the Museum’s mission, donate here.

With assistance from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Supported by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future and by the German Federal Ministry of Finance.

Gifts of $1 million or more

  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation
  • Deborah Simon
  • SNCF, Inc.
  • Samberg Family Foundation
  • Oath
  • Lois Lehrman Grass
  • Dr. Alfred Munzer and Mr. Joel Wind
  • Dr. David L. Kupfer

Thank you for supporting our work

We would like to thank Crown Family Philanthropies, Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, the Claims Conference, EVZ, and BMF for supporting the ongoing work to create content and resources for the Holocaust Encyclopedia. View the list of donor acknowledgement.