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Humanities 3090/5090: Holocaust:  Issues and Themes  in the Genocide of European Jewry

Revised 10/2018


Holocaust Search Terms  
Use these database features to find topic subdivisions of the Holocaust, additional keywords, and narrower, broader, or related subject terms.  Since search tools are usually not case-sensitive, it is often necessary to use the terms “Holocaust, 1939-1945” “Holocaust, Jewish” or “Holocaust and Jews” to find articles for this class.  “Shoah” does not generally retrieve a substantial number of results. 

Search databases for articles.  The following databases are multidisciplinary; searches will yield articles about the Holocaust from many different areas of study. 

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
Issues and Controversies  (Infobase Learning)
OmniFile Full Text Select  (EBSCOhost)
Research Library  (ProQuest)
For discipline-specific Holocaust queries, try a subject-specific database. The databases below have significant Holocaust content within their designated subject areas.

Humanities Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
PsycARTICLES  (ProQuest)
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  (EBSCOhost)
Religion and Philosophy Collection  (EBSCOhost)
Religion Databse (ProQuest)
Social Sciences Full Text  (EBSCOhost)

Revised 10/2018


Search for books about the Holocaust in the Madonna Catalog using the subject option and the term “Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)” for best results.
Selected Reference Titles
Epstein, Eric.  Dictionary of the Holocaust:  Biography, geography, and terminology.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood, 1997.  D804.25 .E67 1997
Laquer, Walter, (Ed.).  The Holocaust encyclopedia.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2001.  D804.25 .H66 2001
Crowe, David. M.  The Holocaust:  Roots, history, and aftermath.  Boulder, CO:  Westview, 2008.  D804.3 .C77 2008
Gutman, Israel, (Ed.).  The encyclopedia of the Holocaust.  New York:  Macmillan, 1990.  D804.3 .E53 1990
Niewyk, Donald.  The Columbia guide to the Holocaust.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2000.  D804.3 .N54 2000
Stone, Dan, (Ed.).  The historiography of the Holocaust.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004  D804.348 .H57 2005

Selected Circulating Titles

Dietrich, Donald, (Ed.).  Christian responses to the Holocaust:  Moral and ethical issues.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2003.  BT93 .C495 2003

Phayer, Michael.  The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2000.  BX1378 .P49 2000

Daring to resist:  Jewish defiance in the Holocaust.  New York:  Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2007.  D804.175.N49 D37 2007x

Dwork, Deborah &  Pelt, Robert van.  Holocaust:  A history.  New York:  Norton, 2002.  D804.3 .D87 2002

Katz, Steven.  The Holocaust in historical context.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1994.  D804.3 .K378 1994

Rhodes, Richard.  Masters of death:  The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the invention of the Holocaust.  New York:  Knopf, 2002.  D804.3 .R53 2002

Zimmerman, John.  Holocaust denial:  Demographics, testimonies, and ideologies.  Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 2000.  D804.355 .Z56 2000

Herf, Jeffrey.  The Jewish enemy:  Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust.  Cambridge, MA:  Belknap Press, 2006.  D810.P7 G337 2006

Evans, Richard J.  The coming of the Third Reich.  New York:  Penguin Press, 2003.  DD221 .E94 v.1 2003

Evans, Richard J.  The Third Reich in power:  1933-1939.  New York:  Penguin Press, 2005.  DD221 .E94 v.2 2005

Cesarani, David.  Becoming Eichmann:  Rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a “desk murderer.”  Cambridge, MA:  Da Capo Press, 2006.  DD247.E5 C47 2006

Kershaw, Ian.  Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution.  New Haven, CT:  Yale University Press, 2008.  DD247.H5 K47 2008

Allen, Michael.  The business of genocide:  The SS, slave labor, and the concentration camps.  Chapel Hill, NC:  University of North Carolina Press, 2002.  DD253.6 .A65 2002

Arad, Yitzhak.  The Holocaust in the Soviet Union.  Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 2009.  DS134.85 .A73 2009

Gilbert, Martin.  Kristallnacht:  Prelude to destruction.  New York:  HarperCollins, 2006.  DS135.G3315 G55 2006

McKale, Donald.  Hitler’s shadow war:  The Holocaust and World War II.  New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002.  DS135.G3315 G55 2002

Prose, Francine.  Anne Frank:  The book, the life, the afterlife.  New York:  Harper, 2009.  DS135.N6 F73525 2009

Desbois, Patrick.  The Holocaust by bullets:  A priest's journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of 1.5 million Jews.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  DS135.U4 D4813 2008

Gotz, Aly.  Hitler 's beneficiaries:  Plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state.  New York:  Metropolitan, 2007.  HC286.4 .A613 2007

Deadly medicine:  Creating the master race.  Washington, DC:  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2004.  HQ755.5.G3 D43 2004

Gilbert, Shirli.  Music in the Holocaust:  Confronting life in the Nazi ghettos and camps.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2005.  ML3776.G54 2005

Banner, Gillian.  Holocaust literature:  Schulz, Levi, Spiegelman and the memory of the offence.  Portland, OR:  Vallentine Mitchell, 2000.  PG7158.S294 B36 2000

Schiff, Hilda, (Ed.).  Holocaust poetry.  New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1995.  PN6110.H45 H65 1995

Rose, Jonathan, (Ed.).  The Holocaust and the book:  Destruction and preservation.  Amherst:  University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.  Z658.G3 H65 2001

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To locate electronic journals about the Holocaust, click “Journals” on the library home page and search by journal title, or browse titles under the subjects “Philosophy & Religion > Judaism” and “History & Archaeology > General.”

Holocaust and Genocide Studies
American Jewish History
European Judaism
Foreign Affairs
History and Memory
History and Theory
History Today
Jewish Quarterly Review
Jewish Social Studies
Jewish Studies:  An Internet Journal
Journal of European Studies
Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Modern Judaism
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
Women in Judaism

Revised 07/2019


Comprehensive Websites

History Place - Nazi Germany/World War II
The Holocaust Chronicle
The H.E.A.R.T Holocaust Research Project
Holocaust/Shoah (Dickerson)
Jewish Holocaust (Richman)
Jewish Virtual Library - Holocaust
Judaism and Jewish Resources (Tannenbaum)
The Mazal Library
Museum of Tolerance Multimedia Learning Center Online
The Nizkor Project  A People's History of the Holocaust and Genocide

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Specific Focus Websites
Anne Frank Center USA
Artists of the Warsaw Ghetto
An Auschwitz Alphabet
Avalon Project at Yale Law School - Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Business and the Holocaust
Claims Conference
The Forgotten Camps
German Propaganda Archive - Calvin College
Holocaust History Project  
Holocaust-Era Assets
The International Tracing Service (ITS) - American Red Cross
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
JewishGen Holocaust Global Registry
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
Kindertransport Association
Learning about the Holocaust through Art
Literature of the Holocaust
Music and the Holocaust
One Thousand Children
Women and the Holocaust - A Cyberspace of Their Own
World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

Study Centers, Museums, and Memorials

United States

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - University of Minnesota
Center for Jewish History
David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Holocaust Memorial Center - Michigan
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Leo Baeck Institute
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Simon Weisenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive - USHMM
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
Voices of the Holocaust
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials
Center for Research on Antisemitism
Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews in Germany
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
German Historical Museum
German Resistance Memorial Center
International Tracing Service - Bad Arolsen
Jewish Museum Berlin
Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Ravensbrück Memorial Museum
Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
Wannsee Conference House Memorial Site


Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Auschwitz Jewish Center
Belzec Memorial and Museum
Galicia Jewish Museum
Majdanek State Museum
Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Additional European Sites

Anne Frank House Museum
Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center
Mauthausen Memorial
Shoah Memorial Museum - Paris
Terezin Memorial


Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names at Yad Vashem
The Ghetto Fighters' House
Yad Vashem:  The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Authority

Holocaust Discussion Groups

H-Judaic(Jewish History)
2G-Legacy (Children/Grandchildren of Jewish Holocaust Survivors)

Revised 06/2017

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