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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jewish Studies

A general introduction to library resources for Jewish studies. Intended audience: undergraduate students. The guide assumes no specialist background in Jewish studies.




In addition to these bibliographies, some of which might be out-of-date, some good starting places are:


Timelines, Almanacs, and Factbooks

Biographies and Memoirs

Search Tips: Try searching in the Library Catalog for subject word phrases "Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)" and "Personal narratives".

See also section below, on "Holocaust in Film and Literature", for more information on finding works by Holocaust victims.

General Histories

The literature on the Holocaust is vast: this short bibliography begins with concise introductions to the history of the Holocaust, and ends with lengthier treatments. For much more on the Holocaust, try some of the browsing strategies suggested above.

Special Topic: Holocaust in Film and Literature

Research tip: try browsing in the Catalog under the following subject headings:

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures.

For much more on researching film and literature, visit the Language and Literature Library.


Tips for Shelf Browsing

For the Holocaust, begin browsing at call number 940.5318 .