These include nonfiction works, surveys and general treatments covering the whole scope of the Holocaust.

Adams, Jenni
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature
A comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing.

Agar, Herbert
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The Saving Remnant: An Account of Jewish Survival Since 1914
The losses have been heart-breaking but the gain has been Israel. Anyone who visits that fate-haunted country will feel that the millions are not uselessly dead.

Altman, Linda Jacobs
D804.34.A49 1999 Check availability
The Holocaust, Hitler, and Nazi Germany
Gr. 6-8
Part of The Holocaust Remembered Series. Author Linda Jacobs Altman describes the events and people from which the country's worst era evolved, focusing on Hitler's rise to power in World War II.

Bachrach, Susan D.
D804.3.B25 1994 Check availability
Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust
Gr. 5 and Up
Written by a staff member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this book draws on the museum's collection to teach youngsters about the tragedy of the Holocaust.

Bard, Mitchell G.
D804.3.H62 2001 Check availability
The Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
The Greenhaven Press Turning Points in World History series examines great past milestones and complex mix of political, social, military, and/or scientific trends that contributed to their occurrence.

Bauer, Yehuda
D804.34.B38 2001 Check availability
A History of the Holocaust
Gr. 10 and Up
Reviews the history of the Jewish people and the development of anti-Semitism, describes the horrors of the Holocaust, and examines the role of Holocaust survivors in the growth of Israel.

Beachy, Robert
HQ76.2.G42 B43 2014 Check Availability
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity.

Bernbaum, Israel
D810.J4 B435 1985 Check availability
My Brother's Keeper: The Holocaust through the Eyes of an Artist
Gr. 6-8
The author describes the Holocaust and explains how he tries to tell the story of that catastrophic slaughter of Jews through his art.

Bresheeth, Haim
D804.3.B694 2000 Check availability
Introducing the Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
This book provides a clear and forthright guide to the Holocaust for readers today, told in graphic novel format.

Byers, Ann
D804.34.B94 1998 Check availability
The Holocaust Overview
Gr. 5-8
Examines Hitler's treatment of the Jews, before and during World War II, from their early exclusion from German society to the later policy of extermination.

Chafetz, Sid
NE539.C42 P4 1992 Check availability
Perpetrators: An Exhibition Designed to Educate, Provoke Discussion and Encourage Study among All Age Groups
Sid Chafetz presents a series of portraits of what might be called the "ordinary people" who executed Hitler's ghoulish plans.

Chaikin, Miriam
D810.J4 C455 1987 Check availability
A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust, 1933-1945
Gr. 7-10
Traces the history of Antisemitism from biblical times through the twelve years of the Nazi era and describes Hitler's plans to annihilate European Jews.

Chernofsky, Phil
D804.3.C444 2013 Check Availability
And Every Single One Was Someone
The entire book contains only one word: Jew. It appears in 40 column on 120 lines on every one of the 625 sheets (1250 pages). Each page has 4800 Jews on it. There are six million Jews in this book.

Davidson, Susanna
D804.34.D38 2008 Check availability
The Holocaust
Gr. 5-8
Provides an introduction to the Holocaust, including the events leading up to the Holocaust, its participants, acts of defiance against it, and its end.

The Displaced Person Commission
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The DP Story: The Final Report of the United States Displaced Persons Commission
This, in the briefest outline, is the history of a unique and most significant experience in American foreign policy. For the first time in the history of the United States, this Government formally established an agency to undertake the resettlement of other nationals in this country.

Feingold, Henry L.
D810.J4 F38 1970 Check availability
The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust, 1938-1945
An analysis of the politics of the Roosevelt Administration during the Holocaust.

Finkelstein, Norman H.
D810.J4 F46 1985 Check availability
Remember Not to Forget: A Memory of the Holocaust
Gr. 4-7
A brief introduction to the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were systematically exterminated by the Nazis during World War II.

Furet, Francois
D804.3.A4413 1989 Check availability
Unanswered Questions: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of the Jews
Several noted historians provide essays which debate and discuss the origins, meanings, and implications for the future based on the experience of the Holocaust.

Gonshak, Henry
PN1995.9.H53 G66 2015 Check Availability
Hollywood and the Holocaust
Henry Gonshak explores portrayals of the Holocaust from the World War II era to the present. In chapters devoted to films ranging from The Great Dictator to Inglorious Basterds, this volume looks at how these films have shaped perceptions of the Shoah.

Gottfried, Ted
The Holocaust (series)
Gr. 7-12
  • ​Children of the Slaughter: Young People of the Holocaust
D804.48.G66 2001 Check availability
Supplementing his clear narrative with full-page, black-and-white historical photos, Gottfried traces the sad history of how the non-Jewish population in Nazi-occupied countries (especially in France, Poland, and Hungary) aided their occupiers in killing Jews-especially the young and infirm.
  • Heroes of the Holocaust
D804.6.G68 2001 Check availability
This book outlines the individuals and groups that took action when it would have been much easier and safer to do nothing. It also answers the question, "Why didn't the victims fight back?" The truth is...they did.
  • Martyrs to Madness: The Victims of the Holocaust
D804.34.G67 2000 Check availability
Discusses how the Nazis came to power in Germany and the systematic brutalization they perpetrated on such groups as the Jews, Gypsies, Catholics, homosexuals, and others.
  • Nazi Germany: The Face of Tyranny
D810.J4 G68 2000 Check availability
Describes the Nazis' rise to power in Germany and their efforts to conquer Europe, as well as their full-scale war against Jews and others.

Hasday, Judy
D804.34.H37 2001 Check availability
The Holocaust: Great Disasters, Reforms and Ramifications
Gr. 4-7
Examines the painful events of the Holocaust, explaining its causes and effects, the role of Adolf Hitler, and the repercussions still felt today.

Huberband, Shimon
DS135.P6 H8213 1987 Check availability
Kiddush Hashem: Jewish Religious and Cultural Life in Poland during the Holocaust
Part diary, part autobiography, part eyewitness account, and part historical monograph, Rabbi Shimon Huberband's archives cover every aspect of ghetto life, including religious life, cultural activities and heroic self-sacrifice.

Klarsfeld, Serge
DS135.F85 I95513 1985 Check availability
The Children of Izieu: A Human Tragedy
Presents the story of an orphanage in Izieu, France that sheltered Jewish children from all over Europe who had escaped Nazi persecution. In 1944, one month before World War II ended, the Gestapo sent soldiers to the ophanage to arrest all the children and caretakers. Those arrested were taken to Auschwitz for immediate execution.

Klein, Gerda Weissmann
D810.J4 K57 Check availability
Promise of a New Spring: The Holocaust and Renewal
Gr. 2-5
Describes the events of the Jewish Holocaust, comparing it to a forest fire that destroys all forms of life with survivors being the promise of renewal.

Kurek, Ewa
D810.J4 K8313 1997 Check availability
Your Life is Worth Mine
It deals with the Polish nuns who tried or actually did save Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II.

Larson, Erik
E748.D6 L37 2011Check Availability
In the Garden of Beasts
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

Lawliss, Charles
D804.3.L38 1994 Check availability
...and God Cried: The Holocaust Remembered
Gr. 9-12
"This book relates in pictures and words a truly gruesome story of man's inhumanity to man."--Foreward

Lederman, Noah
DS134.72.L435 L43 2017 Check Availability
A World Erased
This moving memoir by the grandson of Holocaust survivors transports readers from Noah's grandmother's home in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. Together, they explore the memories-of Auschwitz, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the displaced persons camps-that his family had long buried. Their shared journey illuminates the power of never forgetting.

Lower, Wendy
DS135.U43 G634 2015 Check Availability
The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia
This in-depth study of a Jewish man's diary from Nazi-occupied Poland provides an unfiltered view of the struggles of Samul Goldfard, who tried to make sense of and resist the Holocaust that ultimately destroyed him.

Leff, Lisa Moses
DS135.E83 L36 2015 Check availability
The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of documents from France and sold them to libraries in the United States.

Mann, Michael
D726.5.M34 2004 Check Availability
Focusing on the six countries in which fascism became most dominant (Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Spain), this study analyzes the beliefs and actions of people who became fascists in an attempt to view fascism through its own eyes. the result is an original depiction of fascism as "violent, transcendent nation-statism", and a unique perspective differing from other previous theories of fascism.

Milgram, Avraham
D804.3.H6399 2005 Check availability
The Holocaust: Frequently Asked Questions
Gr. 9-12
The questions and answers presented in this volume provide an introduction to people seeking to refresh or enrich their knowledge of the Holocaust.

Mosse, George
DS146.G4 M66 1971 Check Availability
Germans and Jews: The Right, the Left, and the Search for a "Third Force" in Pre-Nazi Germany
At a critical point in German history, men of the left and of the right shared a common longing: to solve the problems of contemporary society by creating a force that would eliminate both Marxism and bourgeois society- a "third force," beyond capitalism and communism.

Neville, Peter
D810.J4 N48 1999 Check availability
The Holocaust
Gr. 5-8
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.

Perfection Learning
D804.3.V64 2000 Check availability
Voices of the Holocaust
Gr. 6-8
Contains short stories, poems, biographical accounts, and essays about the Holocaust intended to help readers answer the question: Could a holocaust happen here?

Postal, Bernard
DS135.E8 P63 Check availability
The Traveler's Guide to Jewish Landmarks of Europe
The full dramatic sweep of Jewish life in Europe, from the most intimate detail to the monumental, is comprehensively gathered in this informative and engaging book for the traveler with a special interest in the landmarks of a people through epochal trials, tragedies and triumphs of their history.

Resnick, Abraham
D804.3.R48 1991 Check availability
The Holocaust (Lucent Overview Series)
Gr. 4-7
Discusses the events surrounding the imprisonment and execution of millions of Jews during World War II and the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine following the war.

Rigg, Bryan Mark
DS135.G3 R54 2002 Check availability
Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military
An investigation of men whom the Nazis classified as Jews or "partial-Jews" serving in the German armed forces during World War II.

Rochman, Hazel and Darlene Z. McCampbell
PN6071.H713 B424 1995 Check availability
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust
Gr. 7 and Up
Offers a multifaceted view of the Holocaust, from a child's bewilderment at having to wear a star and later go into hiding, to the agony of the camps themselves.

Rogasky, Barbara
D804.3.R64 2002 Check availability
Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust
Gr. 5 and Up
Discusses the Holocaust, including the history of Nazi anti-Semitism, Hitlers rise to power, the Nazi plan for the extermination of the Jews, World War II, and includes details of the Nuremberg trials, and anti-Semitism today.

Rossel, Seymour
D804.3.R673 1992 Check availability
The Holocaust: The World and the Jews, 1933-1945
Gr. 9-12
Discusses the rise of Antisemitism in Europe, the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, and the aftermath when the Nazi war criminals were brought to trial.
  • NOTE: An accompanying workbook by Morris J. Sugarman is also available. Check availability

Roth, John
D804.3.H649 1989Check Availability
Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications
This is an anthology specifically designed for use as a textbook for courses on the Holocaust in universities and adult study groups. It is a complilation of what are now "classic" pieces in the voluminous literature on the Holocaust.

Sheehan, Sean
D804.34.S534 2005 Check availability
The Holocaust (How Did it Happen?)
Gr. 5-8
Discusses the events of the Holocaust.

Sim, Dave
DS135.G33 S53 2008 Check availability
Gr. 9-12
An examination of the historical roots of the Holocaust through quotes from historical personages and drawings in a photorealism style from period photographs, told in graphic novel format.

Stadtler, Bea
BM105.S69 1974 Check availability
The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance
Gr. 5-8
Describes the experiences of Jews in Germany and other European countries during the twelve years of the Third Reich when more than six million of their number were systematically destroyed.

Strahinich, Helen
D804.34.S87 1996 Check availability
The Holocaust: Understanding and Remembering
Gr. 5-8
Discusses the circumstances leading up to and the brutal realities of the murder of millions of Jews and others by the Nazis.

Toll, Nelly
N7417.6.T64 Check Availability
Without Surrender
Art from the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi Europe echo the spirit and courage of and the horrors endured by the Jewish people determined to survive in the face of imminent annihilation.

Vishniac, Roman
DS135.E8 V57 1983 Check availability
A Vanished World
A documentary record of the lives of the Jews of Eastern Europe 1934-1939, with commentary by the photographer.

Wigoder, Geoffrey
D804.25.H65 1997 Check availability
The Holocaust: Vol. 1 Abwehr to Extermination Camps
The Holocaust: Vol. 2 Family Camps to Lvov
The Holocaust: Vol. 3 Macedonia to Szenes
The Holocaust: Vol. 4 Tehran Children to Zyklon B
Gr. 5-8
Holocaust Jewish Encylcopedias

Wood, Angela
D804.3.W66 2007 Check availability
Holocaust: The Events and their Impact on Real People
Gr. 4 and Up
Examines the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath.

Wyman, Mark
DPs: Europe's Displaced Persons, 1945-1951
This is an account of the movement of diverse ethnic and cultural groups of Europe's displaced persons, 1945–1951. An analysis of the social, economic, and political circumstances within which relocation, resettlement, and repatriation of millions of people occurred, this study is equally a study in diplomacy, in international relations, and in social history.

Audiovisual Resources:

The Absence/La Ausencia
The Absence Foundation Inc.
D804.3.A271 1995 (60 min) Check availability
D804.3.A27 1995 (100 min) Check availability
Educational documentary film of the history of The Holocaust, featuring twelve survivors, narrated historical context of why it occurred and how the Final Solution was implemented, relevant archival footage, re-created scenes, and a message to humankind. In English and Spanish.
Run time: 60 min. (Gr. 6-12, includes study guide)
Run time: 100 min. (Gr. 9-up)

Broken Silence
Shoah Visual History Foundation and Cinemax Reel Life and Steven Spielberg
D804.3.B76 2004 Check availability
Not Rated
A series of five historical films about human courage, heroism, and triumph among the deepest of adversity during World War II.
Run time: 285 minutes

Children Remember the Holocaust
Discovery Education
D804.48.C45 2005x Check availability
Not Rated
Young peoples diaries, letters, and published recollections give life to an overlooked perspective of the Holocaust.
​Run time: 46 minutes (Gr. 7-12)

Holocaust: A History
Educational Video Network
D804.3.H652 2006
Not Rated
This video gives insight to the historical struggle of Jewish people, the motivation behind Hitler and his rise to power.
Run Time: 42 minutes (Gr. 6-9)

Holocaust Heroes
Discovery Education
D810.J4 H65 2005
Not Rated
Examine the roots of the Holocaust, and meet some of the remarkable victims and survivors of its atrocities.
Run time: 55 minutes (Gr. 6-12)

Our Town is Burning: Cries from the Holocaust
Centaur Records
M1852.L57 1994 Check availability
Twenty-seven songs from the ghettos and camps, many of which are drawn from the book We Are Here: Songs of the Holocaust.
Run time: 78 minutes


Hollande, Francois. (2012). "The Crime Committed in France, by France." NYR Blog, posted Aug. 18, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
Speech given by President Hollande to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of hte Vel d'Hiv Roundup on July 16 and 17, 1942, when the French police arrested 13,152 Jewish men, women, and children form paris and its suburbs, and confined them to the Velodrome d'Hiver. They were later deported to German concentration camps.


The Holocaust
This website gives information on children of the Holocaust, hidden children of the Holocaust, Nazi anti-Jewish laws, color identification in the camps, a chronology of the Holocaust, a Holocaust glossary, and a list of supplemental reading for middle school students.

Holocaust Memorials
Overview of institutions throughout the world that deal with the history of the Holocaust, created by the Topography of Terror Foundation. Data on museums, research and educational institutions that conduct work in this historical field has also been included. The site presents brief historical information and a description of the activities of each institution, directions on how to reach the sites as well as contact addresses.

The Holocaust Website
This comprehensive website targets different age groups as it explains various aspects of the Holocaust. It is maintained by the London Jewish Cultural Council. Also included is a Teacher Pack, with links to other websites and downloadable supplemental materials.

The New England Holocaust Memorial: A Study Guide
This study guide discusses what monuments are and why we want to shape and preserve a memory, then reflects on the design of the New England Holocaust Memorial and encourages students to create their own monuments.

The Path to Nazi Genocide
Produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, this 38-minute long film examines the Nazis' rise and consolidation of power in Germany.