Holocaust Studies LibGuide
A German photograph of evacuation of Jews, used in the Nuremberg Trials.
Image source: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
The Holocaust began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and ended in 1945 with the Allied defeat of the Nazis. Led by Hitler, the Nazis conducted a systematic mass murder of an estimated 6 million Jews in Europe. Additionally, the Nazi's killed Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, Gypsies, POWs, and political and religious dissenters. It is estimated that altogether 11 million people perished under the Nazis in the Holocaust.
This LibGuide provides information and links to resources in Holocaust studies. Follow the tabs above to find primary and secondary sources in different formats: print, digital and multimedia.
Doing Primary Source Research
Guide to primary sources from the library at the University of California Berkeley.
A nice description of primary sources with tips for finding sources from the American Library Association.
For more on the basics of primary research, check out this tutorial from the Mantor Library at the University of Maine- Farmington.