Though Jews made up the majority of the persecuted population, Nazis also targeted other minorities groups. Included on this page are resources that have to do with their experience as related to the Holocaust.


Print Resources:


LeZotte, Ann Clare
PZ7.5.L49 Taal 2008 Check availability
T4: A Novel in Verse
Gr. 6-8
When the Nazi party takes control of Germany, thirteen-year-old Paula, who is deaf, finds her world-as-she-knows-it turned upside down as she is taken into hiding to protect her from the new law nicknamed T4.

Thomas, Laurence
E441.T47 1993 Check availability
Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocaust
Begins with a discussion of the nature of evil, exploring the fragility of human beings and the phenomena of compartmentalizing, unquestioning obedience to authority, and moral drift.

Audiovisual Resources:


Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
D804.5.J44 J44 1996 Check availability
Not Rated
As the Nazi killing machine engulfed Europe with terror, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses suffered brutal presecution. The reason: they stood firm in their beliefs and boldly spoke out against the cruelty of Nazism. For this, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses were thrown into Nazi concentration camps. In this video, 10 European and American historians and more than 20 Witness survivors of the period, join in relating their story of courage and triumph against Hitler's religious onslaught. This kit provides a DVD and a VHS copy of the documentary video and a study guide for teacher use. Gr. 6-12.
Run time: 28 minutes

Paragraph 175
Telling Pictures and New Yorker Films
D804.5.G38 P37 2002 Check availability
Not Rated
Historian Klaus Miller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.
Run time: 81 minutes

Purple Triangles
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York
D804.5.J44 P87 1991 Check availability
Not Rated
The true story of the Kusserow family, one of many Jehovah Witness families who suffered persecution under the regime of the Nazis.
Run time: 25 minutes

Articles & Websites:


Roma Genocide.org
This website gathers helpful information on the Roma Genocide, including teacher materials and interactive maps.

A Teacher's guide to the Holocaust -- Jehovah's Witness page
This webpage includes a brief overview of Nazi persecution of Witnesses, weblinks to other resources and interviews, and a bibliography of additional print resources.