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Go to the online catalog, select Resource List, then select Holocaust
for a list of books on the Holocaust.
Most (but not all) print resources on the Holocaust will be located in 940.53...
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America and the Holocaust – from PBS
Anti Defamation League: Holocaust
German Propaganda Archive
The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students ~ A detailed outline of topics related to the Holocaust including ghettos and camps.
Holocaust Encyclopedia (formerly the Holocaust Learning Center) - from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
The Holocaust History Project - “…a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial.”
Holocaust on Trial – from PBS
Holocaust/Shoah – a History Channel recommended site
Holocaust/Shoah ~ A collection of original documents, letters, and photos document the Holocaust. Scroll down and click on SURVIVORS & RESCUERS or THE THIRD REICH.
Holocaust Survivors ~ Stories from Holocaust survivors; includes a photo gallery
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL
Jewish Virtual Library
Learning about the Holocaust through Art ~ Essays, biographies, and extensive image collections of visual art created during the Holocaust.
Nazi and East German Propaganda Archive ~ Documents, photos, and images of Nazi propaganda.
remember.org - explore art by Holocaust survivors, as well as a virtual tour of Auschwitz/Birkenau
Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – a good site to browse or search specific topics
Voices of the Holocaust ~ Interviews conducted in 1946 in displaced persons camps around Europe and transcribed into English by Dr. David Pablo Boder, an Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) professor. Click on GATEWAY to access the interview transcripts and audio files.
Witness to the Holocaust ~ "a compilation of liberator interviews, photographs, video, audio and textual files dealing with the Holocaust, the liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps in 1945 and the aftermath and consequences of the Holocaust."
Women and the Holocaust ~ This site covers topics related to women and the Holocaust, such as women's survival in concentration camps, women artists in the Warsaw Ghetto, and resistance activities of women in camps.
Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority ” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, is the Jewish people’s memorial to the murdered Six Million”
“…center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust…
The Anne Frank House ~ "Web site of the Amsterdam museum located in the house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II. Contains a biography, photos, a history of the pogroms instituted against the Jews, the reasons the Frank family went into hiding, and information on their final days in the concentration camps. Also includes brief excerpts of her diary, its history, and its publication background." --Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII)
Anne Frank, the Writer: an Unfinished Story ~ An exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Anti Defamation League
Children, Kindertransport, Hidden Children
Children of the Holocaust
Hidden Child Foundation
Hidden Children in France
Hidden Children Say “We are Here”
Jewish Organization Implores Pope To Help Identify Hidden Children of Holocaust
Le Chambon Foundation and Pierre Sauvage
Museum of Tolerance: Children of the Holocaust
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust: Children
World Federation of Child Survivors of the Holocaust
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State ~ The companion site to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) production of the same title provides an overview of concentration camps in general and Auschwitz in particular. Includes the evolution of the camp, interactive maps, and transcripts of interviews with scholars, testimony of victims and perpetrators, and a video installation.
The Camps – from JewishGen [Jewish genealogy]:
Concentration Camps - from the Jewish Virtual Library:
Directory of Major Concentration Camps - from the Jewish Virtual Library
Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage ~ "This exhibit looks at the history and background of the Ravensbrück camp, a World War II concentration camp for women. It features stories from several inmates, images of the camp and of prisoner art, and essays on topics such as children, medical experiments, spiritual resistance, and concentration camp cookbooks." (LII)
Conditions for the Jews in Poland During World War Two – from Humboldt University in Arcata, California:
Photographs from the Warsaw Ghetto
The Warsaw Ghetto ~ Documents relating to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of April and May 1943, in which Jews fought back against the Nazis in World War II. Includes contemporary reports, biographies of participants, government documents, and excerpts from newspaper articles, books, and diaries. From the Jewish Virtual Library.
Holocaust Denial on Trial from Emory University
Holocaust Deniers Living in Denial from the Washington Post
Pope Strongly Condemns Holocaust Deniers from Voice of America
The Kindertransport Association ~"The Kindertransport Association (KTA) is a not-for-profit organization of child holocaust survivors who were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain." Click on History, Bibliographies & Memoirs, Related Web Sites for information.
Nuremberg Trials - from PBS, American Experience
Nuremberg Trials 1945 - 1949 by Douglas O. Linder, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Nuremberg Trials Project: A Digital Document Collection from Harvard Law School Library
Righteous Among the Nations
S.S. St. Louis
The Voyage of the S.S. St. Louis (from a descendant of a passenger—many images)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Education Site
Wannsee Conference from the History Place
Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”