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Holocaust Studies

Using this Guide

This guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all available resources. Rather, it is intended to provide strategies and to point you to existing resources for getting your research started. The focus of this guide is also on English-language sources, as those are the most accessible to most individuals doing research in these areas. If you have additional questions or are unable to find what you need here, please contact one of the librarians listed on this guide. 

Strategies for Locating Resources

CALL NUMBERS 

Call numbers can help guide you to the general area where materials may be found in the library. Note the call numbers of books that you find in the catalog to identify relevant areas.

  • D804-805 > World War II > Atrocities. War crimes > Holocaust 
  • D804.19 > Holocaust > Sources and documents. Biography and memoirs (General and Jewish)
  • D804.6 > Holocaust > Rescue efforts
  • D805.5 > Individual prisons, camps, etc. (A-Z by name)
  • DS132 >  The Jewish state and Jews outside of Palestine. Israel and the diaspora. Jewish diaspora
  • DS134.255 > Jewish diaspora in Germany, 1933-1945

SUBJECT HEADINGS 

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) act as "tags" to describe what topics a particular resource addresses. These are hyperlinked in Primo so that you can use them to identify additional materials that have been tagged with the same topic. You can also remove sub-headings from a tag to broaden your search. 

Note: You may need to refine your results by language using the filters on the left side of the results page. 

General Resources on the Holocaust

Primary Sources on the Holocaust

Holocaust Testimonies

TESTIMONIES 

Refugees/Displaced Persons

PRIMARY SOURCE COLLECTIONS

U.S. Responses to the Holocaust

PRIMARY SOURCE COLLECTIONS

Resistance

CALL NUMBERS

  • D804.6 > Holocaust > Rescue efforts

Camps and Ghettos

SUBJECT HEADINGS 

Use subject headings in Primo to identify general sources on concentration camps, or on specific camps or ghettoes, or on camps or ghettoes in specific areas. Examples: 

To identify primary sources from these camps, search the Genre field in the advanced search option in the Library Catalog for words like: Sources, memoir, diaries, correspondence, biography, autobiography. Example: 

REFERENCE

Gender & The Holocaust

SELECTED RESOURCES

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