The ADL works to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. This includes fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyberhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.
Director Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in 1994, prompted by the research he did for Schindler’s List. The Foundation, which has recorded nearly 52,000 testimonies in 32 languages, chose Central Library as a regional site for the 115 recorded interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses from Indiana, Kentucky, and parts of Illinois.
Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. Their mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Their website contains many valuable resources.