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Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust derives from the Greek holo kaustos, meaning burnt whole. Yom Hashoah, a Hebrew phrase, refers to the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day set aside for remembering victims of Nazi Germany's campaign of state-sponsored persecution and murder of European Jews and other ethnic groups from 1933-1945. Created by act of Congress in 1980, The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was mandated to establish a day of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of victims of the Holocaust. This year's commemoration date is April 15, 2007. International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27) is an annual day of remembrance designated by an official resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, 1 November 2005.


This is a selective list of books in the Pentagon Library collection pertaining to Holocaust. The bold number at the end of the record is the Pentagon Library call number.

Breitman, Richard, et al. U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis. Washington, DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board for the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, 2004. D810.S7 U75 2005 Cesarani, David. Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes and Trial of a "Desk Murderer." Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006. DD247.E5 C46 2006

Dalin, David G. The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005. BX1378 .D35 2005

Edelheit, Abraham J. and Hershel Edelheit. History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994. D804.3.E33 1994

Fischel, Jack R. Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust. Lanham, MD: the Scarecrow Press, 1999. D804.25 .F57 1999

Gilbert, Martin. Atlas of the Holocaust. New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, 1993. G1797.21 .E29 G58 1993

Greene, Joshua M. Justice at Dachau. New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2003. KK73.5 .D33 G74 2003

Herf, Jeffrey. The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006. D810.P7 G337 2006

Rosen, Robert N. Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust. New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. D804.3.R67 2006

Terrance, Marc. Concentration Camps: A Traveler's Guide to World War II Sites. Parkland, FL: Universal Publishers, 2000. D804.17.T47 2000


A selective list of recent scholarly writing discussing various facets of the Holocaust. Citations with an asterisk (*) are available from Proquest, accessible via the Library Intranet to authorized card-holders.

*Bourgeois, Philippe. "Missing the Holocaust: My Father's Account of Auschwitz from August 1943 to June 1944." Anthropological Quarterly 78.1 (2005): 89-123.

*Cohen, Boaz. "Holocaust Heroics: Ghetto Fighters and Partisans in Israeli Society and Historiography." Journal of Political and Military Sociology 31.2 (2003): 197-213.

*Long, A. "Forgetting the Fuhrer: the Recent History of the Holocaust Denial Movement in Germany." Australian Journal of Politics & History 48.l (2002): 72-84.

*Smith, Tom W. "The Holocaust Denial Controversy." Public Opinion Quarterly 59.2 (1995): 269-295.

Littel, Franklin H., ed. et al. "The Holocaust: Remembering for the Future." Special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 548 (1996): 7-218.

Shur, Irene G., and Franklin H. Littell, eds. "Reflections on the Holocaust: Historical, Philosophical, and Educational Dimensions." Special issue of The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science 450 (1980): 1-256.


"Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial." 1995. DVD. History Channel, 2005. D803.N87 2005 DVD

Web Sources

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program (United Nations)

Holocaust-Era Assets (The National Archives)

The International Military Tribunal for Germany (The Avalon Project Yale University)

Nuremberg Trials Project: A Digital Document Collection (Harvard Law School Library)

Web Genocide Documentation Centre: Resources on Genocide, War Crimes And Mass Killing (Stein, Stuart D. University of the West of England/Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences)

2007 Days of Remembrance United States Holocaust Memorial Museum