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The Holocaust: A Selective List of Materials

The following represent a small sampling of books and films on the Holocaust available at the Library. Many more can be found in the LINKcat catalog, under such subject headings as “Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)”.

Non-Fiction | Fiction | Audiobooks | Films - Documentaries | Films - Feature | Web Resources



General History

Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Fascism

Hitler and the Nazis

Development of the "Final Solution"

Death Camps

Allied Response

Neutral Governments and the Holocaust

Righteous Among the Nations

Selected Personal Narratives

The Arts and Literature

Holocaust Denial

War Crimes Trials and Criminals

Holocaust Survivors, Their Post-War Experiences and Psychology






Films - Documentaries


Films - Features


Foreign Features


Web Resources

[annotations from Librarians’ Index to the Internet ]

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. Available in several languages, including English and Spanish.

Holocaust: The Untold Story
"Dispels the myth that the Holocaust was a secret and explores the reasons why America's newspapers downplayed the horrifying reports from Europe." Online companion to the film of same title; also includes the script of the documentary. From the Newseum .

Museum of Tolerance
Part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this Los Angeles museum is "a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust." In addition to information on the museum, the site features thousands of Holocaust-related documents and photographs, resources for teachers, virtual exhibits, "Children of the Holocaust," and more.
A collection of text, images, and audio files about the Holocaust where survivors, historians, students, and all interested may share in the teaching and learning of the Holocaust. Educators will find lesson plans, online resources, and bibliographies. Includes a section on the concentration camps, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Mauthausen, and discussion boards.

Simon Wiesenthal Center
"The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust." The site features information on the Center, including a biography of the late Simon Wiesenthal, a concentration camp survivor who became a renowned Nazi hunter. See also "Explore & Learn" for online exhibits, resources for teachers, thousands of photographs, a glossary, a timeline, bibliographies, and more.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Exhibits, photographs, history, about the museum, located in Washington D.C.

Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
The world's "largest and most comprehensive repository of information on the Holocaust," Yad Vashem was established in 1953 to impart "the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums" and recognition of those who risked their lives to save the lives of Jews. Also find information about Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (observed in April), photo archives, museum exhibits, a chronology, a bibliography, and much more. Searchable.

Voices of the Holocaust
"First-hand accounts of incredible tales of horror, survival, and liberation of 70 victims of Nazi atrocities and oppression during World War II. The interviewees included farmers, lawyers, artists, carpenters and others from all economic levels, and covering many religions, nationalities, and languages from across Europe." The interviews were conducted in 1946 in displaced persons camps around Europe and transcribed into English by Dr. David Pablo Boder, an Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) psychology professor. Forgotten until 1998, the recordings and typescripts were discovered and made public by IIT's librarians.


3/2007 KK