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This guide includes some of the Gov Doc Department’s informative and commemorative resources on the Holocaust.

The Holocaust (1933–1945)

"President Gerald R. Ford Arranging a Wreath Placed at the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) International Monument at the Site of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland," July 29, 1975, National Archives

"The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators. The Holocaust was an evolving process that took place throughout Europe... The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum defines the years of the Holocaust as 1933–1945. The Holocaust era began in January 1933 when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany. It ended in May 1945, when the Allied Powers defeated Nazi Germany in World War II.

The Holocaust specifically refers to the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews. However, there were also millions of other victims of Nazi persecution and murder. In the 1930s, the regime targeted a variety of alleged domestic enemies within German society. As the Nazis extended their reach during World War II, millions of other Europeans were also subjected to Nazi brutality."

- Holocaust Encyclopedia, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 

The purpose of this LibGuide is to highlight the materials available from the federal government that pertain to the Holocaust and America's response to the tragedy. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not include materials available in other collections at the Marx Library. To access those materials, be sure to check SOUTHcat and the list of databases accessible through the library.

For additional information, check out these other LibGuides:

Agnes Tennenbaum Collection [McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library] -

HY 347: Holocaust -

Holocaust Remembrance Days

Presidential Proclamation

Online Resources 

Library Resources 


Online Resources