Dayton Holocaust Resource Center

A gift from the Frydman family, the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center is housed within the Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center (ERC). This nationally recognized collection of materials about the Holocaust, modern genocides, racism, and bullies/bullying includes books for the scholarly student and the K-12 classroom; curriculum guides; and non-print items such as films, audiobooks, and kits. It is one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the Midwest. Search for items in the DHRC collection in the libraries' catalog.

Most of the DHRC items are available for local checkout or may be borrowed through the OhioLINK catalog. Those in Ohio who are not affiliated with OhioLINK may request these materials through OhioLINK using the Ohio public library’s SearchOhio service. Requests to purchase new DHRC collection materials can be made using our New Materials Request form.

Of special interest in the DHRC collection is Faces of the Holocaust, a unique series of interviews produced by the DHRC through Wright State University. These interviews include not only eyewitness accounts of Holocaust survivors, liberators, protectors of Holocaust Jews, and observers, but also stories told by their descendants. For more information, see the Faces of the Holocaust curriculum guide for teachers.