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Germany Confronts the Holocaust

Find Primary Sources in Scholarly (Secondary) Sources about your topic

  • Susan Zuccotti. Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy. 2000
  • Rebecca Wittmann. Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial. 2005.
  • Charles S. Maier. The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity. 1988
  • Deborah Lipstadt. Denying the Holocaust: the growing assault on truth and memory. 1993  
  • Thomas C. Fox. Stated Memory: East Germany and the Holocaust.1999
  • Bill Niven. The Buchenwald Child: Truth, Fiction, and Propaganda. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2007
  • Reinhard Rürup, ed. Topography of Terror: Gestapo, SS and Reichssicherheitshauptamt on the “Prince-Albrecht-Terrain”: A Documentation. 1989
  • Caroline Wiedmer. Representations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Germany and France. 1999  
  • James E. Young. At Memory’s Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture. 2000
  • Anton Kaes. From Hitler to Heimat: The Return of History as Film. 1989
  • Eric Santner. Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany.1990
  • Lawrence L. Langer. Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays. 1995.
  • Erin McGlothlin. Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration. 2006.
  • Alvin H. Rosenfeld. A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature. 1980.
  • Ernestine Schlant. The Language of Silence.1999
  • Jochen Robert Vogt. Peter Weiss. 1987
  • Donahue, William Collins. Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and their Films. 2010.
  • Lang, Berel. Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide. 2003.
  • Lang, Berel. Holocaust Representation: Art within the Limints of History and Ethics. 2000.
  • Saul Friedlander. Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the “Final Solution” 1992.
  • Saul Friedlander. Reflections of Nazism: An Essay on Kitsch and Death. 1993.
  • Saul Friedlander. Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe. 1993.
  • Bill Niven, ed. Germans as Victims: Remembering the Past in Contemporary Germany. 2006.
  • Peter Novick. The Holocaust in American Life. 1999.
  • Alvin H. Rosenfeld. “The Americanization of the Holocaust.” 1995.
  • Hart, Sonat and Barbara Jurasek, eds. Literary Heimat: German and Austrian Jewish Writings after the Shoa. 2005
  • Morris, Leslie and Karen Remmler, eds. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Germany: An Anthology. 2002
  • Lappin, Elena, ed. and Krishna Winston, trans., Jewish Voices German Words: Growing Up Jewish in Postwar German & Austria. 1994

Find related Materials by looking at the subjects of a relevant book:

For example: Under his very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy

Click the tab "Subjects" and find similar materials

  • Pius XII, Pope, 1876-1958 -- Relations with Jews
  • Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism
  • Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Italy
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Catholic Church
  • Antisemitism -- Italy
  • Italy -- History -- 1914-1945

Some examples of Primary & Secondary Sources

Fascism, NAZI Period

WWII Post- World War II

  • Nuremberg Trials
    The Blue Series Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, 14 November 1945 - 1 October 1946. This 42-volume series, also known as “The Blue Series,”
    The Red Series Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel For Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nuremberg, Germany (1945-1946). This eight-volume, 12-book series, also known as “The Red Series,”
    Nurnberg Final Report by Telford Taylor, Brigadier General, U.S.A. Chief of Counsel for War Crimes. Washington, D.C., 15 August 1949
  • Blog Post explaining resources for the Duke Exhibit about the Nuremberg Trials One and Two
  • Frankfurter Auschwitz Prozess: Der Auschwitz-Prozess Tonbandmitschnitte, Protokolle, Dokumente. 2004 (order from UNC)
  • Luxemburg Abkommen: Reparations Agreement (more Information)
  • Eurodocs Germany (Richard Hacken, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
  • Duke Books and Media (Catalog)
    Germany --Politics and government -- 1945-1990 -- Sources

The German Student Movement/1968 


Historikerstreit (Historians’ Dispute)

  • The debate occurred in the following outlets: Zeit, FAZ, Welt, Spiegel (see German and American Newspapers and Historic Newspapers
  • Books authored by participants in the debates on both sides, for example
     "Nolte, Ernst 1923-"
    "Fest, Joachim 1926 -2006"
    "Habermas, Jürgen."
    "Mommsen, Hans"
  • Duke Books and Media (Catalog)
    "Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Historiography"
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography

Concentration Camp Memorial Sites 

The Goldhagen Debate

  • "Browning, Christopher R."
  • "Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah."
  • Duke Books and Media (Catalog)
    "Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Historiography"

Holocaust Denial

The Wehrmacht Exhibit 


Berlin Holocaust Memorial 

Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Rubenstein Guide with links to images of materials.