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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.

Suggested databases for articles on the Holocaust

Google Scholar Search

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.

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.

Featured Holocaust Article

Featured Print Books

Featured E-Books

Related Guides by the BC3 Library

The Academic Article

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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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