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HIST 675: Seminar in History - U.S. and the Holocaust (Dr. Nienkamp): American Reactions to the Hitlerite Regime & the Nuremberg Laws: 1933-1938

Designed for students in HIST 675 U.S. and the Holocaust, this guide provides readers with insight into America’s response to the Third Reich’s treatment of its Jewish population, the Holocaust itself, and its aftermath by providing access to primary sour

Open Access Resources

State Department, Office of the Historian: Foreign Relations of the United States - Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933–1945)

*Each FRUS volume contains keyword searches and filter options. 

**A digital facsimile of FRUS from 1861-1960 is also available here.  A project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries, this is a nearly complete run with missing volumes added as they are acquired and processed.

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1933

FRUS Diplomatic Papers - Germany

1934

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Austria 

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Germany

1935

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Germany

1936

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Germany

1937

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Germany

1938

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - General, The German-Czecholslovak Crisis

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - General, Meeting at Evian, France

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Austria

FRUS: Diplomatic Papers - Germany

Electronic Journals & Newspapers

Resources w/ Limited Full-Text Access

USHMM History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust

The USHMM has created an ongoing crowd-sourced archive containing American newspaper coverage of and reaction to key events and policies related to the Hitlerite Regime's persecution of European Jews as well as important antecedents.

Each event page contains a synopsis, creator-supplied keywords, suggested bibliography.  Indexed and full-text items are located under each event page's "VIEW ALL RESEARCH ON THIS EVENT" tab.  

1933

Dachau Opens

The German Reich Purges the Civil Service

SA Pogrom and Nazi Boycott of Jewish Businesses

Nazi Censorship and the American Jewish Congress Protests

The German Reich's Passage of Eugenics Laws (Sterilization of the Erbkrank) 

1935

The Nuremberg Race Laws

1938

The Anschluss and Austrian Pogroms 

The Evian Conference and U.S. Resistance to Jewish Emigration

Suggested Readings