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The Holocaust & Shoah

Wikipedia provides an introduction to the concept "Shoah" and defines the term in this manner:

Shoah or Ha Shoah (literally denoting a "catastrophic upheaval") is the Hebrew term for the genocide of two thirds of the European Jewish population during the Holocaust.

Subject Headings

Using the Library's online catalog, you can search for material by using the following subject headings:

Call Numbers

Many of the books listed in the catalog will be shelved in the following call numbers:

  • 940.531
  • 940.5315 - 940.5319

(Other specialized topics, such as literature or biography, will be in different call numbers, so use the catalog to find them. Ask at the desk for assistance.)

Original Source Material

The Tri-State Collection from the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, consisting of 114 oral histories of Holocaust witnesses and survivors interviewed in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

Useful Websites

  • Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
    To overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry - and the suffering they cause - through the educational use of the Foundation's visual history testimonies.

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

  • Museum of Tolerance: A Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum
    The Museum, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was founded to challenge visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.

  • The Cybrary of the Holocaust
    Uses art, discussion groups, photos, poems, and a wealth of facts to preserve powerful memories and to educate scholars and newcomers alike about the Holocaust.

  • The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
    The Nazis and their accomplices murdered six million Jews. So far, Yad Vashem and its partners have collected and recorded the names of half of them.

  • Anti-Defamation League
    To stop the defamation of the Jewish people... to secure justice and fair treatment for all.

Bibliographies (online)