Holocaust (Shoah)

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Find background materials:

Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust. (Ref 940.04924 Sp31) New York: New York University, 2001.

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. (Ref 940.5472 G985) 4 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1990.

Historical Atlas of the Holocaust. (Ref 940.5472 Un32) New York: Macmillan, 1995.


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France and holocaust

France and anti-semitism

France nazi criminals

France rescuers

France theology holocaust

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For articles, I encourage you to use those listed above under the Getting Started section. There are many many articles written about France and the Holocaust. Your challenge will be to narrow down your search.


Primary Sources

These are found in a variety of ways. Try searching Albert again adding the keyword "diaries" to your search to see if something comes up (or "letters" or "interview" or ...).  

The New York Times was publishing stories from the 1940's and if they are reporting on an incident, major event, or interviewing someone in charge, this would be considered a primary source. Videos of events are also primary sources-- newsreels, actual footage of people and events, not those acted out in simulation! are also primary sources. So, Albert is an excellent place to look for such things.

Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich. (2nd floor, 943.086 Ow3) New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1993.

Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition. (2nd floor, 940.53492 F851a) New York: Doubleday, 1989.

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943. (2nd floor, 940.53492 H557) New York: Pantheon, 1983.

Women and the Holocaust - Scholarly articles, essays, narratives, interviews, book reviews, and more.

Writing as Resistance: Four Women Confronting the Holocaust. (2nd floor, 940.5472 B751) University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State, 1997.

Nizkor Project - Documents relating to the Holocaust, including the Nuremberg Trial papers, and information about the camps. Also provides information on the denial of the existence of the Holocaust.

United States Holocaust Memorial: Nuremberg Trials - Background, primary sources, links to further reading.

Digital Collections Online at the ITS - "Immediately following the end of World War II, the ITS was founded as a tracing service for the purpose of reuniting survivors with their families, and for clarifying the fates of those murdered and those missing. Today, the ITS is also an archive and open for research." The research includes images of objects belonging to concentration camp prisoners, and records of their fate. This site is a growing one-- it just recently opened up its records in 2015.

Holocaust Memorial Museum Online exhibits, as well as the exhibits in Washington D.C. Information also includes About the Holocaust and Holocaust Victims' Assets. See also the Holocaust Encyclopedia published by them. Straightforward, concise entries on assorted topics.

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust - Excellent place to find holocaust materials. Includes articles, documents, lists of films and books, abstracts from ERIC, and a glossary of terms.

Cybrary of the Holocaust - Divided into two major sections: Research and Forums. Research provides a place to read different interviews, essays, and documents related to the Holocaust, and also to search for material. Forums provides a place of discussion.

Nizkor Project - Documents relating to the Holocaust, including the Nuremberg Trial papers, and information about the camps. Also provides information on the denial of the existence of the Holocaust.

Holocaust-Era Assets: Records and Research - An ongoing project. So far, the site looks at art looting, German administration of American companies during the war, and Nazi gold. From the National Archives and Records Administration.

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..." Interviews conducted in 1946 and recently rediscovered in 1998.

Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures. (2nd floor, 940.5472 H235) Lincolnwood, IL: Publications Intl., 2001.

U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950 - a collection of primary source documents which include letters, memos, government documents and interviews.

Journals Finder

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (also called Rampolla)
(8th edition)
Reference: 1st floor 907.2 R148a

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Also available in print in the reference room (Ref 808.02 Un3e)

Chicago Manual of Style (Notes-Bibliography) - A guide from the SMC Library

Quick Guide to Chicago Style from the Chicago manual publishers.

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