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Resources for the Holocaust

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Featured Resource:
e-journal articles in EBSCO's History Reference Center

Accessible in the library or from off-campus, you can research any time 24/7.  Use the search term Holocaust and then a keyword or two to limit the search to specifics of that time. 
To access the History Research Center, choose "Search Articles" menu item, then choose "Databases A-Z:"and under H, History Reference Center.  To access the database off-campus, use your Technet login.  On-campus, History Reference Center.

General Information

In addition to specific resources for your program, the Library provides general resources that are helpful for your electives. Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians. 

These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.


Library materials on the Jewish Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews during World War II, are found in the Library under the classification D804 (these books are listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)). Works on Genocide in general are found in HV6322.7, with other works on criminology.

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  The Holocaust encyclopedia /
Walter Laqueur, editor ; Judith Tydor Baumel, associate editor.
Ref. D804.25 .H66 2001
Provides both a reflective overview of the subject and abundant detail concerning major events, policy, decisions, cities, and individuals ... provide(s) in-depth studies on the political, social, religious, and moral issues of the Holocaust as well as short entries identifying events, sites, and individuals. The book also has more than 250 photographs, many of them rare, and 19 maps. [3/18]
♦  The Oxford companion to World War II / general editor, I.C.B. Dear ; consultant editor, M.R.D. Foot.
Ref. D740 .O94 1995
 “More than 1,700 entries--ranging from brief identifications to in-depth articles on complex subjects--bring the far-flung elements and events of the war into focus. “ Information on different battles, historical war figures, weapons, organizations, the holocaust and so much more. [3/18]
♦  The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust / Guy Miron (ed.). [on order]
This encyclopedia offers “detailed entries on the various ghettos into which the Jews of Eastern Europe were confined during the Holocaust. Entries on each ghetto are written by scholars and specialists on their topic and include location, wartime name, and geographical coordinates, and, for the larger ghettos, information on life before World War II and during the Soviet occupation era, German (Nazi) occupation, ghetto structure, institutional life and leadership, terror and killing operations, underground resistance, and the number of survivors at liberation.” (from Amazon).


Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

Holocaust in the History Reference Center (e-journals)
This EBSCOhost database has a lot of information on the Holocaust.

♦  Israel Studies: IS (e-journal 1996- present)
Presents multidiscipliniary scholarship on Israeli history, politics, society, & culture. Includes essays & documents on issues of broad points of view. [12/16]
♦ German History: Journal of the German History Society  
(e-journal 1998 - present, 1 year delay)
Principally covers the history of Germany & other German- speaking areas,
but also covers other aspects of German life & culture which have a clear
historical relevance.


♦   Memory of the camps [videorecording] / [produced for] the Documentary Consortium by WGBH Boston.
Media (VHS) D804.3 .M36 1995
Presents archival film taken by British and American photographers that documents the conditions Allied troops found when they liberated Nazi concentration camps. Discovered in a vault in London's Imperial War Museum, the film is presented unedited and with the original script meant to accompany it.
♦   Seared souls : South Carolina voices of the Holocaust [videorecording]/ produced by South Carolina ETV for the State Department of Education Office of Technology in cooperation with the S.C. Council on the Holocaust.
Media (DVD) F280 .J5 S32 2009
Video documentary that traces the story of the Holocaust through the experiences of survivors and liberators who settled in South Carolina. The participants' testimony, combined with dramatic archival footage and historical narration, plus excerpts from the movie Schindler's List, is a powerful and moving record of this terrible history.
♦   Schindler's list [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment production ; a film by Steven Spielberg.
Media (DVD) PR9619.3.K46 S3 2004
The story of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic war profiteer who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands.
The Library also owns a copy of the novel Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally (Circulating Collection PR9619.3.K46 S3 1993).

Web Resources

♦  Holocaust History
A website of the Holocaust Center, Beth Shalom. Basic historical information with essays, pictures, timelines, a glossary and more. [3/18]
♦  National Archives – Holocaust Era Assets
“The Holocaust-Era Assets web pages provide a better understanding of the record holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) relating to the looting, locating, recovering, and restituting Holocaust-Era assets” (from website). [3/18]
♦  United States Holocaust Memory Museum
“A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.” This site includes essays, videos, timelines, interviews, an encyclopedia and so much more on the history of the Holocaust. [3/18]
♦   Yad Vashem
The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.  “As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter”  [3/18]

Last update 2018/ AL