Journey Through the Holocaust resulted from the completion of a Master’s Thesis focused on the lives, experiences, and stories of Holocaust Survivors, Liberators, and Righteous Gentiles. It is a layered website constructed in multi-layer maps, multi-media, and audio display for users to interact with as they follow in the footsteps of others. Each chapter is a comprehensive visual journey through a person’s life to present day.

Research Partners

The project would not have been possible without the support of museums, archives, local businesses and the individuals represented in each chapter. To date, the following organizations have been especially helpful, providing access to materials and/or providing guidance:

  • Arizona Jewish Historical Society
  • Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)
  • W&C Marketing & Designs, LLC
  • Arizona State University Libraries
  • Arizona Memory Project
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Yad Vashem


The project is built using Curatescape, a mobile framework for the Omeka archival content management system. Curatescape was created by Professor Mark Tebeau & Cleveland State University's Center for Public History + Digital Humanities. The project advocates an approach to place interpretation based within local communities.

Oral History 

Unless otherwise noted, the oral history audio used in this project was collected by representatives and administrators through Journey Through the Holocaust.

Image Rights and Reproduction

Most photographs (as well as other digital objects) on the Journey Through the Holocaust website are drawn from public archives and/or public access. Sources are cited in the captions for each image (and/or digital object.) For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, contact the listed source directly. We support an open internet and endorse the approach embodied in the Creative Commons. If you have questions regarding violation of copyright of images, audio, or video, please contact us immediately.


Stories and materials produced by Journey Through the Holocaust authors and content creators is available for use through a Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution, share-alike license. Appropriate citation information is listed at the end of each story.


Direct all questions and comments to Heather Roehl, Journey Through the Holocaust, via email: hroehl@azjhs.net.

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Journey Through the Holocaust operates the website. Whenever you use Journey Through the Holocaust, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.