Shoah (Holocaust)

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Access to facsimiles of German-Jewish periodicals from the Enlightenment until the Third Reich.
Digitized by various German institutions with support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
(18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries; facsimiles and some explanatory comments)

A gigantic project of remembrance by Yad Vashem.
Approximately half of the Shoah victims' names have been gathered to date,
taken from deportation lists, memory books, written testimonies and affidavits.
(Searchable database of names linked to document facsimiles and short biographies)

Complete Holocaust memorial books digitized by New York Public Library.
Around 700 postwar Yizkor books.

The top secret minutes of the meeting held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee
to find a "final solution" to the "Jewish Question."
(January 20, 1942; German transcription)
(January 20, 1942; English translation)
Letters sent from Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt) to fourteen high-ranking civil servants and SS-officers.
Also click on search/index to see all the contents alphabetized.

Anti-Jewish laws enacted during the Third Reich.
(1933 - 1941; German transcriptions )

Selection of documents about the pre-war camps, drawn from various archives and libraries.
Browse the documents.
(1939-1939; facsimiles and translations)

Images and documents from the Harrison Fordman Collection.
Browse the collection or use the advanced search.
Project sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Libraries - Digital Collections.

Large repository of Holocaust-related documents.
(Transcriptions and translations)
Online transcripts from the Nizkor Project
(English-language transcriptions)
(1 December, 1941; English translation of German original)
(31 July 1941; English translation)
(English translation; 5 October 1942)
(English translation; 4 October 1943)
Sponsored by the Web Genocide Documentation Centre
(English translations)

Personal oral testimonies of Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain.
Provided by the British Library.
(Transcriptions and audio files)
Oral testimonies, interview texts, profiles and biographies.
Interviews undertaken by David Boder in 1946.
Provided by the Illinois Institute of Technology.
(Transcriptions, translations and audio files)
Video testimonies of Holocaust survivors.
Provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
(Video files and transcriptions)
Video and audio testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses.
Provided by the Yale University Library.
(Excerpts from video and audio [Quicktime & .au] files)
Documentation for an online exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
(1933-1945; documents, photographs, videos, objects)
From the archives of the BBC.
(1939-1945; audio and video files)
Photos of a high-ranking Nazi at Auschwitz (Adjutant Karl Hoecker/Höcker)
On the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
(1944-1945; 116 photographs, video documentary, podcast interview and commentary)
Online documentary by Mona Weissmark with some psychological insights on hate, heroism, and reconciliation.
(15 minute video)
With detailed essays, interspersed with Sala Garncarz Kirschner's letters and other primary documents.
A project of New York Public Library.
(1939-1945; letters, images, summaries and essays)

Digitized archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
Documenting the JDC's rescue and relief efforts during and after the Holocaust.
Especially useful for searching Holocaust survivor names.
(1940s - 1960s; photograph collections by country of emigration, searchable database of facsimile documents)

(Online documents, maps, facsimile images, chronologies)
From Hebrew University
(Facsimiles, transcriptions and English translations)
Collections of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and translations)
From A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust.
(English translations)
Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)
Shoah and Holocaust Site in German with documents and commentary
(German transcriptions)
Archival and contemporary Holocaust-related photographs.
(20th century; photographs and commentaries)

Date-specific chronology of major events of the Holocaust, with links to over 150 photos and text.

A digitized copy of the list created by Oskar Schindler that saved around 800 Jewish workers.
Copy held in the State Library of New South Wales
(18 April 1945; scalable facsimiles)

Presented by the Library of Congress
(1945-1949; transcriptions and summaries in print)
Four major publications covering:
the official proceedings of the trial of the main war criminals (The Blue Series),
documentary evidence and guide materials from that trial (The Red Series),
the official condensed record of the subsequent trials (The Green Series),
and a final report on all the war crimes trials held in Nuremberg, Germany.
From the Nizkor Project
(Transcriptions and translations)
Documents from and about the proceedings as collected in the Avalon Project.
(Transcriptions and translations)
A searchable database of transcripts digitized by Harvard Law School
(German and English-language facsimiles, transcriptions, and translations)
In commemoration of the Doctor's Trial's fiftieth anniversary, the USHMM presents excerpts from the official trial record,with accompanying photographs.
German-language version of official documents and materials from the Nuremberg Trials.
(14 November 1945 - 1 October 1946; transcriptions)
Includes documents describing the goals of German politics at the time, and sentencing at the Nürnberg Proceedings.
(1937-1949; German transcriptions)
Documents from the personal archive of General William J. Donovan,
special assistant to the U.S. chief of counsel during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.
A joint and ongoing project of the Cornell Law Library and the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion.
Includes a psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler
(1945-46; facsimiles, transcriptions and commentaries)
Selected and prepared by the United Nations War Crimes Commission in 15 volumes (1947-1949)
Although situated in a gray area between primary documentation and commentary, these volumes provide handy summaries for proceedings of the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and commentaries)

Including testimonials and diaries
(1942-1945; transcriptions and commentary)

(9 December 1948, transcription)
(Speech of 12 April 1999; English transcription)

Transcripts and judgement of the trial:
David Irving v. Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt.
A project of Emory University's Witness to the Holocaust Program
(2000; transcriptions, commentary and background)

An online exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Documents and images interspersed throughout the commentary.
(1933-1945; commentary, transcriptions, images and facsimiles)

Rules of conduct which were printed in every German soldier's paybook.
(English-language transcription)

Principal distinguishing badges worn by prisoners in Dachau concentration camp.

This NARA finding guide leads to primary and secondary documentation
including recently declassified information.
Forward and Executive Summary to the Preliminary Study
From the U.S. State Department.
(1939-present; transcriptions)
From the U.S. State Department.
(1939-present; transcriptions)
(With Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey on Looted Gold and German External Assets and U.S. Concerns About the Fate of the Wartime Ustasha Treasury)
June 1998 Supplement to Preliminary Study on U.S. and Allied Efforts To Recover and Restore
Gold and other Assets Stolen or Hidden by Germany During World War II
From the U.S. State Department.
(1939-present; transcriptions)

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