As volunteers for the
service provided by
The Holocaust History Project,
we often receive variations on the same sorts of inquiries. We have
written short essays on some of these topics.
- General Information on the Holocaust
- Our answer to "tell me everything about the Holocaust."
- The Holocaust: Suggested Reading
- A more extensive bibliography, arranged by subject.
- Finding Friends and Family
- Pointers to resources which can help locate or learn more about
loved ones who became separated, or died, in the Holocaust.
- Suggestions for Paper Topics
- Don't know what to write about? Here are some ideas. Suitability
ranges from high school to college.
- Family Histories and Eyewitness Accounts
- Personal remembrances of the Holcaust
- An essay on the infamous concentration/extermination camp near Lublin
- The Response of the United States
- What did the U.S. do about the Holocaust?
- The Trial at Nuremberg
- An overview of the International Military Trial at Nuremberg,
- The Wannsee Conference
- An examination of the pivotal conference on the extermination of the Jews.
- The White Rose
- A history of the White Rose, a brave but doomed resistance to
- What are "The Protocols of the Elders
- A look at the history of this century-old forgery.
- What Happened to the Jews After
- Hundreds of thousands of European Jews survived the Holocaust
and were classified as displaced persons. What happened to them?
- What was the Final Solution? (2300 words)
- An explanation of "the final solution of the Jewish question."
- What was Kristallnacht? (2500 words)
- A short essay on the events of Kristallnacht.
- What were the Nuremberg Laws? (1000 words)
- What is the significance of the infamous Nuremberg Laws?
- When did the Holocaust Begin? (1383 words)
- An essay on when the Holocaust may be considered to have begun.
- Where to find photos of the Holocaust on the Internet (440 words)
- A guide to sources of photos documenting the Holocaust that can be found on the Internet.
- Who was Adolf Hitler?
- A short biography of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement he swept
- Who was Anne Frank?
- A short biography of Anne Frank and the story of her diary.
- Who was Heinrich Himmler?
- A short biography of Heinrich Himmler, the second most powerful
man in Nazi Germany.
- Who was Josef Mengele?
- A brief history of the "Angel of Death" at the Auschwitz camp,
SS Doctor Josef Mengele.
- Who was Julius Streicher? (1800 words)
- A brief history of the infamous editor of Der Stürmer
- Who was Odilo Globocnik (1300 words)
- A brief biography of the head of the Operation Reinhard death camps
- Why the Germans?
- Why did ordinary Germans accept the fact of, or help commit,
- Why the Jews?
- Why did the Third Reich choose the Jews as the targets of
For purposes of citation, these essays (which were written jointly)
should be attributed to The Holocaust History Project.
If you still have questions of your own, or if you'd like to read
less-formal answers to less-common questions, please see our