Britannica’s Holocaust Resources

Britannica has opened up a large portion of its database on the Holocaust: more than 100 articles, essays, and lesson / classroom prompts, some of which also contains photographs and videos. Many of the articles have been written by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, an internationally known scholar with a stellar reputation in Holocaust studies and the former director of the Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In essence, Britannica is offering a free encyclopedia of the Holocaust as part of a new partnership with a number of eductional institutions. More about this project can be found here.

These Britannica articles provide an unmatched resource, and not just for teachers and students. It will certainly be of interest to anyone who would like a convenient, reliable resource for Holocaust-related information.

Part 1: Hitler and the Origins of the Holocaust

Adolf Hitler
Anti-Semitism
Klaus Barbie
Beer Hall Putsch
Eva Braun
Adolf Eichmann
Genocide
Gestapo
Hans Frank
Hermann Göring
Julius Streicher
Reinhard Heydrich
Rudolf Hess
Heinrich Himmler
Kristallnacht
Mein Kamp
Nazi Party
Nürnberg Laws
Franz von Papen
Alfred Rosenberg
SA
SS
swastika
Thyssen family

Discussion Questions

Part 2: The Holocaust

The Holocaust
Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
Mordecai Anielewicz
Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
Auschwitz
Baby Yar
Belzec
Bergen-Belsen
Buchenwald
Carl von Ossietzky
Chelmno
Concentration Camp
Dachau
Dinko Ljubomir Sakic
Einsatzgruppen
Extermination Camp
Flossenbürg
Gross-Rosen
Gurs
Gas chamber
IG Farben
Ilsa Koch
Jean Cayrol
John Demjanjuk
Josef Kramer
Josef Mengele
Judenräte
Life Is Beautiful
Majdanek
Martin Buber
Mauthausen
Menachem Begin
Michel Thomas
Mordecai Anielewicz
Neuengamme-Ring
Night and Fog Decree
Nürnberg Trials
Oskar Schindler
Schindler’s List
Plaszow
Raoul Wallenberg
Ravensbrück
Rudolf Franz Hoess
Sachsenhausen
Siemens AG
Sobibor
Stutthof
T4 Program
Theresienstadt
Treblinka
Vught
Wannsee Conference
War Refugee Board
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Westerbork
Yitzhak Zuckerman

Discussion Questions

Part 3: The Allied Response: Should the Allies Have Bombed the Camps?

Michael Berenbaum: “Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?”

Discussion Questions

Part 4: The Christian Response: The Actions of the Church

Pius XII
German Christians
Confessing Church
Edith Stein
Martin Niemöller
Reinhold Niebuhr
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Discussion Questions

Part 5: Art, Meaning, and Memory

Holocaust Aftermath
Holocaust Remembrance Days
Holocaust Museums
Holocaust and Art
Arnošt Lustig
Art Spiegelman
Beate and Serge Klarsfeld
Bruno Bettelheim
Imre Kertész
Jean-Jacques Bernard
Tadeusz Borowski
Viktor Frankl
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Primo Levi
Elie Wiesel

Discussion Questions

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