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Holocaust & Genocide Pathfinder


New London Jr.-Sr. High School Library

Search terms: Holocaust, Jewish holocaust, Jews World War II, genocide, Rwanda, Cambodia

Dewey Numbers: 940.53, 943.086 (Nazis), Biographies, 364.15, 959.6

New London Public Library (No online catalog)

Look in 940.53 (or call numbers above) and in biography. Look in card catalog under Holocaust or Genocide.

Mount Pleasant Public Library

Click on Catalog. Be sure you look at non-fiction titles.

Dewey numbers: 940.53 in youth and adult collections; also biographies in both collections.

Burlington Public Library

Click on Catalog. Limit by: Youth Non-fiction. Then do your search.

Search terms: Holocaust, your topic, Genocide

Dewey numbers: 940.53 in youth and adult collections; also biographies in both collections.

Great Prairie AEA’s Online Catalog: SNAP!

User Name:             Password:             Check with your teacher for user name and password.

You may want to use the Advanced Search where you can put in multiple terms and the type(s) of materials you want. They have videos, DVDs, and trade books. They also have Learn 360 and digital videos which you can get from your computer. (See below.)

Some search terms: Holocaust, concentration camp, Nazi Germany, World War 1939-1945, Holocaust survivors, Jewish children in the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler, genocide, Khmer Rouge

Iowa AEA Online (Edited Resources) 

Iowa AEA Online

User Name:       Password:                   Check with your teacher for user name and password.

• AP Images

   Search terms: genocide, holocaust, Khmer Rouge, concentration camps, etc.                                            (Note: Be sure to click on Historical Photos under Editorial images for photos back in time.) 

Britannica Online

   Search terms: Holocaust or Genocide. Also click on Related Articles. Look at the right for links to magazines and websites. In addition, try your specific terms. Click on Additional Databases to go to Student NewsNet for more recent examples of genocide.


   Go to InfoTrac Newsstand or InfoTrac Junior for articles on more recent examples of genocide.

Learn 360 – video clips

SIRS - click on Genocide in the Leading Issues scroll bar.


Basic Internet Searching Tips

Using different search engines will give you different results.

            • SweetSearch               • Infotopia                         • DuckDuckGo

            Dogpile                       • findingDulcinea          •

            Yahoo                          • Quintura Kids             • Ithaki for Kids 

            Google – Use advanced search

            Ask.Com                      • Kigose                        • RefSeek 

            Altavista                      • Blinkx  -- searches videos 

            Teoma                         • Podcast Alley -- searches podcasts

            • Blekko       

Use quotation marks for search terms of more than one word and Boolean operator AND:

            For example: Holocaust AND “concentration camps”

If you use more than one term in a search engine other than Google use AND in all caps: 

           Example: Holocaust AND children

To bring up more reliable sites: Holocaust AND children AND site:edu or Holocaust AND children AND site:gov since the extensions .edu (higher education) and .gov (government) are generally reliable unless it is a personal page. (You can tell if it has a % sign or a ~ in the URL.) An education site from a foreign country will have .ac.

Be prepared with synonyms (increase results) and adjectives (to limit your search).

Some Holocaust Links to Get You Started

The History Place Holocaust Timeline

42explore Holocaust Links – Some images are graphic.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum – Some images are graphic. - Some images are graphic.

Websites for Holocaust Education

The Cybrary of the Holocaust – documents and pictures about the Holocaust

The Holocaust History Project

• The Holocaust Children

• Holocaust Survivors

• Hidden Children and the Holocaust

• The Holocaust: Children During the Holocaust

• Children of the Holocaust: Biographies

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust – contains links for general sources, victims, perpetrators, rescuers, resisters, liberators, survivors, camps, arts, and more as well as a list of books you may be able to borrow from a local library

• Middle School.Net: Social Studies – World War II and the Holocaust

Middle School: Historical References – a list of books for middle school students that may be available at a public library or through interlibrary loan on the Holocaust

• Encyclopedia Britannica Web Links on the Holocaust

• The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy

• Holocaust History: Animated Maps

• Holocaust Personal Histories

• Links to Holocaust Topics

Webquests and Other Links

Anne Frank and Children of the Holocaust (Webquest)

Holocaust Children Webquest

Life in the Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust

Voices of the Holocaust – interviews of survivors

• A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust -- Children (includes various web links)

1942 Wannsee Protocol – outlines Germany’s plan for extermination of the Jews

The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy – an award-winning site by high schoolers

Holocaust/Shoah – an Encyclopedia Britannica award winner

The History Place: The Rise of Adolf Hitler

• Children's Holocaust Memorial

• The Forgotten Camps

• First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors (Podcasts)

• Holocaust Remembrance Project: Forget You Not

Some Genocide Sites to Get You Started

Best of History Websites - In search box type your search term, such as Holocaust or genocide, and visit appropriate links. 

PBS has some news articles and videos on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide.

Dafur: Violence and the Media - although this is a lesson plan for teachers, there are some good resources here. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

Crisis in Zimbabwe - Click on the links under Resources.

Confronting Genocide - Scroll down for links to videos on various topics.