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Holocaust Studies

Use this guide to identify library and open web sources to research the holocaust

About this Guide

Welcome to MCC's Research Guide for Holocaust Studies

This research guide was created for the HUM245 "Introduction to Holocaust Studies" course and for general Holocaust research purposes. You will find a variety of information resources including databases, journals, books and open web resources along with some general research tips to assist you in researching the Holocaust.

The Holocaust

Jews in a railway car in the way to the nazi death camp during the Second World War in Europe a the time of the Holocaust. Place and date unknown.

Image credit: By nieznany/unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Liberation of Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945. Dr. Fritz Klein, the camp doctor, standing in a mass grave in Belsen.

Image credit: By No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Oakes, H (Sgt) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Selection" of Hungarian Jews on the ramp at the death camp Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) in Poland during German occupation, May/June 1944. Jews were sent either to work or to the gas chamber.

Image credit: By Unknown. Several sources believe the photographer to have been Ernst Hoffmann or Bernhard Walter of the SS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Todesstiege ("stairs of death") at the granite quarry in Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria (opened 1938); inmates were forced to carry heavy rocks up the stairs

Image credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 192-269 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (], via Wikimedia Commons

The mass murder of 2,729 Jews on the beach near Liepaja, Latvia, December 15-17, 1941

Image credit: By generally ascribed to Carl Strott (Nazi war criminal), but some sources differ. (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, image number 19121) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons