Bibliographies and Reading Lists
Basic Bibliography of the Holocaust—from
The following bibliographies were compiled to guide readers to materials on various holocaust-related topics. They list only materials that are in the library's collection or available via the world wide web. They are not meant to be exhaustive. In most cases, annotations are provided to help the user determine each item's focus, and call numbers for the museum's library are given in parentheses following each citation. Those unable to visit might be able to find these works in a nearby public or academic library as well, or acquire them through interlibrary loan. Talk to your local librarian for assistance.
Primary Sources Bibliography—from the
Encyclopedias and FAQs
Lexicon of the Holocaust—from
The Holocaust Encyclopedia—from the
FAQs on the Holocaust—from
BASIC LINKs to rescources
· A directory of Holocaust museums around the world – includes links to each of the museums
· Rembember.org – A Cybrary of the Holocaust which includes a 360 degree virtual tour of
· The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy – a site created by ThinkQuest that includes a number of educational links and includes a number interactive features to include the ability to examine various moral dilemmas. It also includes a virtual reality camp
· Fire in my Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh – a site created to provide the most comprehensive information about Hannah Senesh. Among Israel’s most important heroes is Hannah Senesh, who died by firing squad in 1944 at age 23. This first-ever major exhibition tells how this Budapest-born poet, diarist, and author of the hymn Eli, Eli discovered her love for the Land of Israel, how she volunteered for a mission to rescue downed Allied fliers and Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary, and how she became an enduring symbol of courage and determination.
· Holocaust Education in Ohio—from Beyond our Walls: State Profiles on Holocaust Education for Ohio. State links, Ohio legislation and Ohio Academic Standards. http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/states/index.php?state=OH
Arts and Literature
Literature from the Holocaust includes the memoirs, poetry, diaries, stories and other works that came out of the Third Reich and World War II. Also during this time, professional and amateur artists created eloquent, artistic “snapshots” of life and death under
Art Resources—from the Center for Instructional Technology,
· Ghetto and Camp Art. The record left by ghetto dwellers, camp internees, and displaced persons allows people to get a glimpse of life and death under
· Nazi Approved Art.
· Degenerate (Entartete) Art. By 1933, terms like "Jewish" "Degenerate" and "Bolshevik" were in common use to describe all art which did not fit the Nazi ideal.
· Art in Response to the Holocaust. The memory of the Holocaust has inspired people from all walks of life to create various art forms to express their feelings about this terrible period in history.
· Teacher Resources. Here you will find lesson plans and other resources for the study of the Holocaust through art.
Literature Resources— from the Center for Instructional Technology,
· The Voices of Victims. This category focuses on the importance of personal writing as a means of understanding the Holocaust. These diaries, stories and poems also serve to humanize the vast number of Holocaust victims by introducing readers to individuals with understandable dreams, passions and agonies.
· Survivor Testimony and Literature. The poignant testimony of Holocaust survivors reaffirms the will to live and to retain human dignity in the face of terrible adversity. These biographies and memoirs can help to personalize historical events and to establish real faces in the overwhelming sea of facts and statistics.
· Accounts of Resistance. There are thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who resisted the Nazis in ways big and small. These remarkable stories of defiance counter the myth that Nazi victims passively submitted to their fate.
· Stories of Rescue and Heroism. It is imperative that the world recognize and remember the actions of the "Righteous Gentiles," those relatively few individuals who took definite steps and frequently risked their lives to save fellow human beings. Many of those who deserve praise and honor are no longer alive to tell their stories.
· The German Experience. If the goal of Holocaust education is to prevent the recurrence of such a tragedy, then we must carefully examine the participants and the circumstances that permitted the rise of Nazism. The selections in this category focus on life in
· Aftermath: Response and Reflection. In the fifty years since the Holocaust, what moral lessons has the world learned? Works in this section that attempt to respond to this question include critical analyses, as well as fiction, drama, and poetry that honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
· Teacher Resources. Here you will find lesson plans and other resources for the study of the Holocaust through literature.
Literature Resources from Remember.org
http://www.english/upenn.edu~afilreis/Holocaust/holhome.html-literature on Holocaust
Music Resources— from the Center for Instructional Technology,
· Music of the Ghettos and Camps. Although the inhabitants were incarcerated, music was composed and performed giving voice to the indomitable human spirit within the ghettos and camps. Most cruelly, the large camps had orchestras and bands who were forced to play while their families, friends and neighbors were selected for death then sent to the gas chambers or firing squads.
· Music of the Third Reich.
· "Degenerate" Music. Like their counterparts in the Arts, musicians were trying to express through music the world around them. Any music that demonstrated abstract expressionism, jazz, or experimented with "atonality" was prohibited and labeled "entarte" or degenerate.
· Music in Response to the Holocaust. Composers and musicians have created a vast array of music in response to the Holocaust. Written and performed both during and after the Holocaust, the requiems, operas, cantatas and ballads are filled with the stories of the victims, survivors and resistance fighters. Some are poems found in ghettos and camps that have been set to music while others are in remembrance of specific victims like
· Teacher Resources. Here you will find lesson plans and other resources for the study of the Holocaust through music.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust, produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida
Antisemitism and Racism Resources—at
Anne Frank House Museum. Documentary and visual resources.
Online Resources. From the Holocaust Community, founded in 1995, Remember.org (A Cybrary of the Holocaust) is an educational community of contributors (survivors, liberators, historians, and authors), sharing the best research resources and stories through art, photography, painting, audio/video, and remembrance.
Resources for Teachers—Education at the
Groups related to the Holocaust—from the Center for Instructional Technology,
· Victims. “Millions were victimized by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust: Jews, Gypsies, political enemies,
· Resisters. “Resistance took many forms, from individual acts to organized armed resistance against the Nazi terror.”
· Rescuers. “Rescuers, by hiding victims in attics or by helping them to escape to other countries, saved many who would have perished.”
· Liberators. “The Allies liberated the concentration camps in 1945 and became unwilling witnesses to the horror.”
· Survivors. “Survivors relate their thoughts and feelings about living through such a terrible period of human history.”
· Children. “Children were especially vulnerable in this tragic period.”
Teacher Resources—from the Center for Instructional Technology,
· Bibliographies. General and specialized bibliographies of Holocaust works for students and teachers.
· Movies. Short QuickTime movies of survivor testimony, Kristallnacht, ghettos, transports, camps and other Holocaust themes.
· Software. An annotated list of educational software appropriate to a study of the Holocaust.
· Documents. Primary source materials related to the Holocaust.
· Museums. Descriptions of Holocaust museums and resource centers in
· Videography. An annotated list of films and videos about the Holocaust.
· Galleries. Over 3,000 Holocaust photographs, drawings, and paintings grouped into thematic galleries.
· Music. A collection of music files appropriate to a study of the Holocaust.
· Virtual Reality Movies. Sixty VR panorama movies of concentration camps and other Holocaust-related sites.
· Glossary. Terms related to the Holocaust, including the pronunciation of many foreign words.
· Plays. An annotated list of educational plays with a Holocaust theme. Access full scripts of selected plays here.
· Web Search. Links to relevant Holocaust-related Web search engines and directories.
· Maps. All of the maps in A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust. Many of the maps are formatted for printing.
· Quizzes. Interactive quizzes for each of the Timeline and People sub-sections.
· Web Sites. Links to relevant Holocaust-related Web sites.
Organized into the following tabs:
· “Organizations”—links to a wide range of international sites dealing with the Holocaust and Holocaust education (Last Updated: 17 December 2005). http://ddickerson.igc.org/organizations.html
· “Educational Resources and Projects”—lesson plans, projects, and resources (Last Updated: 17 December 2005). http://ddickerson.igc.org/education.html
· “Archives and General References”—documents, testimonies, visual resources, documentaries (Last Updated: 27 February 2003). http://ddickerson.igc.org/archives.html
· “Electronic Discussion List and Conference Archives”—links to various scholarly discussion networks, mostly part of the H-Net initiative (Last Updated: 10 December 1999). http://ddickerson.igc.org/list-archives.html
· “Personal Responses to the Holocaust”—a few written and visual responses, including several based on visits to camps and memorials (Last Updated: 10 December 1999). http://ddickerson.igc.org/personal.html
· “Survivors and Rescuers”—sites ranging from large audio archives of survivor testimonies to those dedicated to an individual survivor or rescuer (Last Updated: 5 September 2005). http://ddickerson.igc.org/survivors.html
· “The Third
Holocaust, Genocide, & Human Rights. Created by
Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Co-Founder,
Teaching Resources and Links—from Teacher Oz’s
Resources on Nazi
o From unknown to Dictator of Germany.
o 1933-39 The pre-war years of Nazi Germany.
· The Defeat of
o 1939-45 The quest for a Nazi Empire.
· Special Topics
o With hundreds of archive photos, text and documents.
o Complete chronicle of Nazi persecution of the Jews with over 150 photos and text.
The Righteous Among the Nations—from
The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names—at Yad Vashem. “Yad Vashem, together with its partners, has collected and recorded here the names and biographical details of half of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices. Millions more still remain unidentified: It is our collective duty to persist until all their names are recovered.” http://www.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Welcome
Holocaust Materials in Other Languages—from
Holocaust Materials in Other Languages: The Holocaust Encyclopedia in other Languages—from the