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The Holocaust : Recommended Resources
A research guide for finding resources on the Holocaust in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians.
Results of the 2020 U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey
In 2020 the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) released the findings of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, which was the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The state-by-state results highlighted an alarming lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a serious problem as fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors (eyewitnesses to state-sponsored genocide) are alive to share the lessons of the Holocaust.
Nationally, there was a clear lack of awareness of key historical facts; 63 percent of all national survey respondents did not know that six million Jews were murdered and 36 percent thought that “two million or fewer Jews” were killed during the Holocaust. Additionally, although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust, 48 percent of national survey respondents could not name a single one.
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
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Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.
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Provides full-text online access to a range of reference works published by Salem Press in the areas of health, history, literature, and science
Conversations with Holocaust Survivors
Hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor.
Liberators and survivors: the first moments
The US soldiers who helped defeat Nazi Germany and liberate the concentration camps were among the first eyewitnesses to the Holocaust. This video interweaves liberators’ and Jewish survivors’ testimonies and other primary sources, highlighting the experiences of US soldiers upon entering the Nazi camps.
A Companion to Nazi Germany addresses crucial questions with historical insight from the Nazi Party's emergence in the 1920s through its postwar repercussions. From the theory and context that gave rise to the movement, through its structural, cultural, economic, and social impacts, to the era's lasting legacy, this book offers an in-depth examination of modern history's most infamous reign.
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The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on the Holocaust. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
The call number for books on the Holocaust is 940.5315.
Books on Anne Frank (including her famous diary) can be found in the 92 section (biographies) of the library.
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