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Resource Guide:
History of the Holocaust

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
History, General World War II (1939-1945)D 731-D 838
HolocaustD 804.15-804.7
History of Germany, Hitler, 1933-1945DD 253-DD 256.8
History of Germany, Revolution and Republic 1918-DD 233-DD 257.4
Israel (Palestine) The JewsDS 101-DS 151
History of Germany, 19th and 20th CenturyDD 201-DD 257.4

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War 1939-1945 – Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Concentration Camps –Germany
  • Treblinka (Concentration Camp)
  • Hydrocyanic acid gas
  • Holocaust Survivors
  • Holocaust Denial
  • Eugenics Germany
  • Einsatzgruppen Trial, Nuremberg, 1947-1948
  • Operation Reinhard, Poland, 1942-1943
  • Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Pogrom — Russia

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their WorkCredo Reference
Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando…D 805.5 .B57 V4613 2009
Advocate for the doomedE 748 .M1475 .A3 2007
Remembering and imagining the Holocaust : the chain of memoryPN 56 .H55 B54 2006
Hitler’s bounty hunters : the betrayal of the JewsD 802 .N4 L5413 2005
Ponary diary, 1941-1943 : a bystander’s account of a mass murderDS 135 .L52 V5569 2005
The historiography of the HolocaustD 804.348 .H57 2004
Children writing the HolocaustPN 56 .H55 V53 2004
After-words : post-Holocaust struggles with forgiveness…D 894 .A38 2004
Literature of the HolocaustPN 56 .L575 2003
War & genocide : a concise history of the HolocaustDD 256.5 .B3916 2002
Architects of annihilation : Auschwitz and the logic of destructionD 804.3 .A44 2002
Hitler’s willing executioners : ordinary Germans and the HolocaustD 804.3 .G648 1996
Denying the Holocaust : the growing assault on truth and memoryD 804 .L669 1994
Children and play in the Holocaust : games among the shadowsD 810 .J4 .E35 1988
“The Good old days” : the Holocaust as seen by its perpetrators…D 804.3 .S3613 1988
Maus : a survivor’s taleD 810 .J4 S643 1986
Vichy France and the JewsDS 135 .F83 M38 1981
The destruction of the European JewsD 804.3 .H548 v.1-3
Shoah : an oral history of the HolocaustDVD D 810 .J4 L275513
The myth of rescue why the democracies could not have saved more Jewse-Book
Roots of hate anti-semitism in Europe before the Holocauste-Book
The business of genocide: the SS, slave labor, and the concentration…e-Book
Were we our brothers’ keepers? the public response of American Jews…e-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual
  • Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Study
  • World War II
  • Jewish History
  • Jewish Social Studies
  • Jewish Quarterly Review
  • Shofar

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives