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The U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. has one of the finest bibliographies of books and videos related to the Holocaust. For this comprehensive annotated bibliography contact:

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20004



Barron, Stephanie. Degenerate Art: The Fate of Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany. Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991.

Bernbaum, Israel. My Brother’s Keeper: The Holocaust through the Eyes of an Artist. Putnam, 1985. (currently out of print).

Blattner, Janet and Sybil Milton. The Art of the Holocaust. Rutledge, 1981.

Bohm-Duchen. "Fifty Years On" from After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust. Northern Centre for Contemporary Art and Lund Humphries Publishers Limited, 1995.

Gordon, Donald E. Expressionism: Art and Idea. Yale University Press, 1987.

Langer, Lawrence L., Editor. Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Milton, Sybil. Editor. The Art of Jewish Children: Germany 1936-1941: Innocence and Persecution. Philosophical Library, n.d. (currently out of print).

Volavkova, Hans. Editor. I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944. New York: Schocken, 1993.


Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust: Maps and Photographs. NY: Anti-Defamation League, 1992.


Altshuler, David. Hitler’s War Against the Jews—The Holocaust: A Young Reader’s Version of the War Against the Jews, by Lucy Dawidowicz. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1978.

Arad, Yitzhak. Ghetto in Flames. NY: Holocaust Publications, 1982.

Bauer, Yehuda and Nili Keren. The History of the Holocaust. NY: Franklin Watts, 1982.

Berenbaum, Michael. The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

Chaikin, Mirian. A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust 1933-1945. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Dwork, Deborah. Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.

Friedlander, Albert. Out of the Whirlwind. NY: Schocken, 1989.

Friedrich, Otto. The Kingdom of Auschwitz. NY: Harper Perennial, 1994.

Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews in Europe during the Second World War. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1986.

Laqueur, Walter and Judith Tydor Baumel, Editors. The Holocaust Encyclopedia. Yale University Press, March 2001.

Meltzer, Milton. Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust. NY: Dell Publishing Company, 1977.

Read, Anthony and David Fisher. Kristallnacht: The Tragedy of the Nazi Night of Terror. NY: Random House, 1989.

Rogasky, Barbara. Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust. NY: Holiday House, 1988.

Rossell, Seymour. The Holocaust: The Fire that Raged. New York: Franklin Watts, 1990.

Wild, Margaret. Let the Celebrations Begin. NY: Orchard Books, 1996.

Resistance and Rescue

Atkinson, Linda. In Kindling Flame: The Story of Hannah Senesh 1921-1944. NY: William Morrow, 1992.

Bernheim, Mark. Father of the Orphans: The Story of Janusz Korezak. NY: Dutton Children’s Books, 1989.

Bierman, John. Righteous Gentile: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Hero of the Holocaust. NY: Anti-Defamation League, 1981.

Block, Gay and Malka Drucker. Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. NY: Holmes and Meier, 1992.

Flender, Harold. Rescue in Denmark. New York: Anti-Defamation League. 1963.

Friedman, Philip. Their Brothers’ Keepers: The Christian Heroes and Heroines Who Helped the Oppressed Escape the Nazi Terror. NY: Anti-Defamation League, 1978.

Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews (student text). NY: Holmes and Meier, 1985.

Lifton, Betty Jean. The King of Children: A Portrait of Janusz Korczak. NY: Schocken, 1989.

Meed, Vladka. On Both Sides of the Wall. NY: Holocaust Publications, 1979.

Meltzer, Milton. Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust. NY: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1991.

Neimark, Anne. One Man’s Valor: Leo Baeck and the Holocaust. NY: Dutton, 1986.

Nicholson, Michael and David Winner. Raoul Wallenberg. Ridgefield, CT: Morehouse, 1990.

Rittner, Carol and Sondra Meyers, Editors. The Courage to Care: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. NY: New York University Press, 1989.

Scholl, Inge. The White Rose: Munich, 1942-43. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1983.

Schur, Maxine. Hannah Senesh: A Song of Light. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1985.

Stadtler, Bea. The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1975.

Survivors and Victims

Abells, Chana. Children We Remember. NY: Greenwillow, 1986.

Auerbacher, Inge. I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust. New York: Prentice Hall, 1987.

Bachrach, Susan D. Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl, The Definitive Edition. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1996.

Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

Wiesel, Elie. Night. NY: Bantam Books, 1982.

Historical Fiction

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Yolen, Jan. The Devil’s Arithmetic. NY: Viking, 1988.



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Children of the Holocaust. 51 minutes. Four people who, as children, survived the Holocaust, give viewers a sense of what it was like to be a child caught in the Nazi onslaught. Recommended for middle and high school students.

Genocide. 1941-1945 (World at War Series). 50 minutes. An overview of the destruction of European Jewry told by using archival footage and testimonies of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. Recommended for middle and high school students

Schindler’s List. 3 hours, 17 minutes. The story of Oscar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, a womanizer, and a war profiteer, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. Recommended for high school students.

Shoah. Five 2-hour parts. An assembly of witnesses—Jewish survivors, Nazi functionaries, Polish villagers who lived near the death camps—whose testimony amounts to one of the most shattering human documents ever recorded. Available in most video stores and many libraries. Recommended for middle and high school students

Survivors of the Holocaust. 70 minutes. Survivor stories, including photographs and documents provided by the survivors. Steven Spielberg describes the video archive of the Shoah Foundation and how to access the material.

The Courage to Care. 28 minutes. Ordinary people who refused Nazi tyranny and reached out to help victims of the Holocaust. Nominated for an Academy Award in 1986. Recommended for middle and high school students

The Wave. 46 minutes. Recreates a classroom experiment done by a high school teacher who set up strict rules and behavior codes to show how peer pressure, conformity, and loyalty can work in a classroom the same way they had in Nazi Germany. Recommended for middle and high school students

Weapons of the Spirit. 30 minute. The story of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a small Protestant village in south central France, where residents saved 5,000 Jews (many of them children) from the Nazis. Recommended for middle and high school students.

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