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Holocaust Bibliography

With so many books being published about the Holocaust many librarians wonder where to begin in acquiring essential books. Offered here is a bibliography of pedagogical texts.

Building and maintaining a professional development collection is often a frustrating task for school and academic librarians. With limited funds and so many choices available on any topic the librarian must select what will be most helpful and what will actually be used by the teachers and instructors at their institution. Selecting books and resources that will assist teachers in Holocaust studies can be overwhelming. It seems that recently publishers have been offering more and more books regarding the Holocaust. What is the best? What is the most practical for the new teacher or teacher new to teaching the Holocaust? Presented here is a pedagogical bibliography. A list of books that you can offer to your teachers or utilize to assist you in your purchases. Some titles will have brief annotations. Titles are listed in chronological order. Authors are linked to the books' pages at Amazon.com.

Teaching the Holocaust: educational dimensions, principles and practice, edited by Ian Davies. London: Continuum, 2000.

The Holocaust in literature for youth: a guide and resource book, Edward T. Sullivan. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 1999.


Voices: plays for studying the Holocaust, edited by, Janet E. Rubin. Publisher Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1999.

The Holocaust: memories, research, reference, Robert Hauptman, Susan Hubbs Motin, editors. New York : Haworth Press, c1998.

"At a time when the Holocaust is being integrated as a course or unit in the K-12 curriculum, teachers will find this edited work of immense value. . . . Most significantly, this volume suggests how professionals must get the story right and also be sensitive not only to the Jewish story during the Holocaust, but other groups such as Roma and Sinti, and other forms of genocide which continue today".--Stephen Feinstein, Ph.D., Professor of History and Acting Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Holocaust education and the church-related college: restoring ruptured traditions, Stephen R. Haynes; foreword by Franklin H. Littell. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997.

New perspectives on the Holocaust: a guide for teachers and scholars, edited by Rochelle L. Millen with Timothy A. Bennett. New York: New York University Press, c1996.

The Holocaust: remembering for the future, special editors of this volume, Franklin H. Littell. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; v. 548 Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, c1996

The World Must Know : The History of the Holocaust As Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, by Michael Berenbaum.Boston: Little Brown & Co., c. 1993.

Beginning with the rise of Nazism, this book depicts the evolution of the Holocaust as it is portrayed in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum--a living memorial that tells the story the world must know. 226 photographs, 40 in full color.

The Holocaust in university teaching, edited by Gideon Shimoni. Oxford; New York: Pergamon Press, 1991.

Classroom strategies for teaching about the holocaust: ten lessons for classroom use,by Ira Zornberg. New York, N.Y.: Anti-Defamation League of Bīnai Bīrith, c1983.

Facing history and ourselves: Holocaust and human behavior, Margot Stern Strom, William S. Parsons. Watertown, Mass.: Intentional Educations, Inc., 1982.

For years considered the teaching guide for Holocaust studies in High Schools and colleges. Twenty years later the core values and guidelines offered hold strong.

Reflections on the Holocaust: historical, philosophical, and educational dimensions, special editors of this volume, Irene G. Shur, Franklin H. Littell, Marvin E. Wolfgang. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 450. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1980.

Teaching the holocaust to children: a review and bibliography, Diane K. Roskies. Publisher New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1975.

The Jewish catastrophe in Europe, edited by Judah Pilch. Edition 1st ed. Publisher New York: American Association for Jewish Education, 1968.

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