Holocaust Databases

Database Name Description
Historical AbstractsAn index (with abstracts) to thousands of journals published worldwide in many languages. Fields include all branches of world history, including, political, diplomatic, religious, economic, social, cultural, and military history. Many full-text articles are included. For U.S. and Canadian history, use America: History and Life.  How to Search This Database
The Shoah Visual History ArchiveThe Shoah Visual History Archive allows users to search and view over 50,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. These testimonies were conducted in 58 countries and in 34 languages. UTD affiliates must create a free login to use this database. See the May 2015 VHA Brochure for more information about The Shoah Visual History Archive.
The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944Funded by the Jaffe Collection, this official statistical source provides rare, detailed data on the German economic situation during the Third Reich up to and throughout World War II.
Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish EmigrationFunded by the Jaffe Collection, the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees database includes IGCR subject files on virtually every group of racial, religious and political refugees from 1938 to 1947.
Testaments to the Holocaust Digital ArchiveTestaments to the Holocaust, a digitized, searchable full-text and image resource, provides the basis for studying Nazi Germany and its crimes from many perspectives. It builds a history of the period through people's testimonies, family narratives and the documents of the activities of the Nazi regime. Complemented by appropriate secondary literature, this collection delivers outstanding opportunities to gain insights into a dark period of history. Taken from the Wiener Library in London, England - the oldest institution in the world established to document the Nazi regime and its crimes against the Jewish people - this unique archive is organized into four sections.
The Jewish Question: Records from the Berlin Document Center This collection comprises documents from a wide variety of sources, including the Gestapo, local police and government offices, Reich ministries, businesses, and others, pertaining to Jewish communities. These records are organized into various subcollections, such as Archiv Schumacher, Streicher, Hans Frank, Hauptarchiv der NSDAP, Geschaedigte Juden, and Ordner, as well as folders, and include newspaper clippings, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets, reports and other documents originating with the Sturmabteilung -SA, Schutzstaffel- SS, Gestapo, Reich Ministry of Justice, and Reichskulturkammer -RKK, Reich Chamber of Culture from 1920- 1945.
Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of Jewish German NationalityThis collection consists of index cards listing the name, date and place of birth, occupation and last address of Jews whose German citizenship was revoked in accordance with the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, including Jews from Germany, Austria and Czech Bohemia. The cards are generally in alphabetical order. Suffix names Israel for men and Sara for women were added by law in 1936 to readily identify persons of Jewish descent.
Post War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement 1945-1950Includes primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. Covers the politics and administration of the refugee crisis in Europe after World War II as well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves.
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950Funded by the Jaffe Collection, this database provides correspondence, reports, and other documents that spotlight America's relations with the Vatican during World War II and the Holocaust.

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