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Open Access Resources
Selected Digitized Documents Related to the Holocaust and Refugees, 1933-1945
Courtesy of Franklin, the FDR Library's Digital Collection, this digital collection consists of documents selected from across the holdings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library archives. Selections reflect the Roosevelt administration's involvement in the events surrounding the Holocaust and refugee crisis, and include extensive documentation drawn from FDR's Papers as President, from the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the Myron Taylor Papers, the Sumner Welles Papers, the Records of the War Refugee Board, and more. This correspondence was originally selected by archivists of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in 2001 and subsequently microfilmed in 2006 by University Publications of America for their microform publication, Holocaust Era Research Collections: Holocaust Refugees and the FDR White House.
USC Shoah Foundation: Full-Length Testimonies
A massive collection of searchable video testimonies of survivors, liberators, bystanders, and more. *registration required for full access (free)
Electronic Journals & Newspapers
Digitized Jewish Historical Newspapers
Provides full text access and abstracts from the 19th century to the present.
Historical Jewish Press
Provides full-text access to digitized Jewish newspapers in various countries, languages, and time periods. Includes issues of the Palestine Post published between 1932 and 1950. Accessible to researchers outside the Museum.
JTA Jewish News Archive
Provides free access to Jewish Telegraphic Agency news articles from 1923 to the present. Includes both a full-text search option as well as browse by date or topic. Accessible to researchers outside the Museum.
Library of Congress: Chronicling America
A searchable database of digitized American newspapers through 1963.
New York Times
Students, faculty and staff now have access to the full content of the NYT.com and NYT mobile apps. Activate your free NYT Edupass and create an account by clicking on the above link. You must use your FHSU e-mail address to create an account. Once users have established an account, they may access the NY Times' archives through two methods:
The Article Archive (https://www.nytimes.com/search/) contains New York Times articles available either in full-text or partial articles dating back to 1851. This excludes display or classified advertising from the newspaper.
The TimesMachine (https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser) TimesMachine is a browser-based digital replica of every edition of The New York Times published between 1851 and 2002. TimesMachine works like an online map; you can choose an article, then click, drag and zoom the paper to focus on interesting areas.
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.
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)
The Nuremberg Race Laws
The Anschluss and Austrian Pogroms
The Evian Conference and U.S. Resistance to Jewish Emigration
Joint Distribution Committee - Text Collection
A searchable database designed for historians, educators and others looking for primary source materials. It includes 3 million digitized pages from the JDC text collections spanning 1914-1977.
NYPL: American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection
"The New York Public Library's Dorot Jewish Division's American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection is the outcome of the "grandparent" of Jewish oral history projects. The Division holds the only complete compilation of transcripts and recordings from this 25-year project that began in the 1960s. The collection contains interviews with 2,250 individuals -- comprising approximately 100,000 pages of transcripts and 6,000 hours of audiotapes. The American Jewish Committee interviewed individuals from all walks of life, thereby compiling a collection of oral histories documenting the Jewish experience in America. Out of this comprehensive collection of interviews, 350 of the transcripts have now been scanned and digitized."
International Workers Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
This project conserves, digitizes, and curates a portion of Cornell's IWO archives, especially those of its Jewish division, the JPFO. Digitized by Cornell University Library with the help of Cornell’s Jewish Studies Program, this collection addresses issues ranging from the transformations of Jewish identity in the middle of the twentieth century under the pressures of immigration, revolutionism, and World War II, to the history of splits and reconfigurations in United States radical politics during the first half of the twentieth century, the relation between class and ethnicity, and the participation of folk musicians and other artists in radical politics.
Hitler's Volksgemeinschaft and the Dynamics of Racial Exclusion by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Nazi Germany and the Jews by
Publication Date: 2008-12-02
The Destruction of the European Jews by
Publication Date: 1985-07-01
Beyond Belief by
Publication Date: 1993-02-08