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A list of key readings about The Holocaust.
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Surveys and victims

  • Bloxham, Donald and Kushner, Tony. The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches. (2005). 238 pp.
  • Bauer, Yehuda (2002). Rethinking the Holocaust. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 
  • Dawidowicz, Lucy. The War Against the Jews, 1933–1945 (1986)
    • Hitler's War Against the Jews: A Young Reader's Version of the War Against the Jews, 1933-1945, by Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1978) excerpt and text search
  • The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life: Before and During the Holocaust (2001).
  • Friedman, Saul S. A History of the Holocaust. (2004). 494 pp.
  • Gilbert, Martin. Never Again: The History of the Holocaust (2000) excerpt and text search
  • Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War (1987) excerpt and text search
  • Gilbert, Martin. The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust (2002)excerpt and text search
  • Laqueur, Walter. Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany (2001).
  • Lacqueur, Walter, ed. The Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001).
  • Landau, Ronnie. The Nazi Holocaust (2002)
  • Marrus, Michael A. The Holocaust in History (1989)
  • Neufeld, Michael J., and Micha7el Berenbaum. The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should The Allies Have Attempted It? (2000).
  • Niewyk, Donald, and Francis Nicosia. The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. (2000) online edition; online review
  • Rosen, Philip. Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography and Terminology. (1997)
  • Rothkirchen, Livia. The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: Facing the Holocaust. (2006). 447 pp.


  • Browning, Christopher. Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers (2000)
  • Burleigh, Michael. The Third Reich: A New History. 2000. 864 pp., stresses central role of antisemitism.
  • Dawidowicz, Lucy. The War Against the Jews, 1933–1945 (1986)
  • Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution. (1995) 445 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-2208-1. online review
  • Friedlander, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939 (1998)
  • Friedlander, Saul. The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (2007), the standard history excerpt and text search
  • Gerlach, Christian (2016). The extermination of the European Jews. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-70689-0. 
  • Gaunt, David; Levine, Paul A.; and Palosuo, Laura, eds. Collaboration and Resistance during the Holocaust: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. (2004). 519 pp.
  • Goldhagen, Daniel Joseph. Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (1997).
  • Graml, Hermann. Antisemitism in the Third Reich (1992).
  • Gutman, Israel, ed. Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, 4 vol (1989)
  • Johnson, Eric A. Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans (2000). excerpt and text search
  • Lewy, Guenter. The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies (2001). excerpt and text search
  • Levy, Richard, ed. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution (2005)
  • Lower, Wendy. Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine. (2005). 307 pp.
  • Snyder, Timothy (2010). Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. London: The Bodley Head. 
  • Wachsmann, Nikolaus. "Looking into the Abyss: Historians and the Nazi Concentration Camps," European History Quarterly, 4 2006; vol. 36: pp. 247 - 278. fulltext in Sage; historiography
  • Wistrich, Robert S. Hitler and the Holocaust. (2001). 295 pp.


  • Bartov, Omer. Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide and Modern Identity. (2000). 310 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-507723-0. online review; excerpt and text search
  • Bloxham, Donald. Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory. (2001) 292pp ISBN 978-0-19-820872-3. online review
  • Carrier, Peter. Holocaust Monuments and National Memory Cultures in France and Germany since 1989: The Origins and Political Function of the Véd'Hiv' in Paris and the Holocaust Monument in Berlin. (2005) 267 pp.
  • Douglas, Lawrence. The Memory of Judgment: The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (2000) excerpt and text search
  • Greenspan, Henry. On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History. (1998) 220 pp. ISBN 978-0-275-95718-6. online review
  • Haggith, Tony and Newman, Joanna, ed. Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television. 2005. 317 pp.
  • Mikhman, Dan. Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective: Conceptualizations, Terminology, Approaches, and Fundamental Issues (2003)
  • Roseman, Mark. A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany (2001). excerpt and text search
  • Rosen, Philip. and Nina Apfelbaum. Bearing Witness: A Resource Guide to Literature, Poetry, Art, Music, and Videos by Holocaust Victims and Survivors (2001) excerpt and text search
  • Stone, Dan, ed. The Historiography of the Holocaust. (2004). 573 pp
  • Waxman, Zoe Vania. Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation (2007) excerpt and text search
  • Wiesel, Elie, and Robert Franciosi. Elie Wiesel: Conversations (2002) excerpt and text search
  • Weisel, Elie. Night (1999).

Reactions and memory in U.S.

Primary sources

  • Greene, Joshua M, and Shiva Kumar, eds. Witness: Voices from the Holocaust (2000). excerpt and text search
  • Klemperer, Victor. I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942–1945 (2001). excerpt and text search vol 2
  • Kremer, S. Lillian, ed. Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work (2002).
  • Siedlecki, Janusz Nel, et als. We Were in Auschwitz (2000).
  • Szpilman, Wladyslaw. The Pianist (2000). excerpt and text search

In Asia

  • Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1998)
  • Pritchard, R. John, “War Crimes, International Criminal Law, and the Postwar Trials in Europe and Asia.,” In Loyd E. Lee ed., World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War’s Aftermath, with General Themes, edited by Loyd E. Lee (19987).
  • Yamamoto, Masahiro. Nanking: Anatomy of an Atrocity (2000).


  • “Schindler’s List” (DVD and VHS) (1993).
  • USC Shoah Foundation, largest video archive of testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses,