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Germany - History

Professor Benjamin Hett This seminar deals with the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis. Focusing on the major aspects of the History of the Third Reich.

Primary Sources

A primary source is a first-hand account of an event. To Search the online catalog for primary sources, use Subject Headings for your topic and add words like

  • diaries, letters, interviews
  • oral histories
  • personal narratives, personal memoir
  • sources, law, report, government commission

For example: Germany -History- WWII -1939-1945--Personal narratives)


Digital Primary Documents

This is a selection of digital library sites on holocasut sources

Nuernberg 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


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Germany

 Below are listed some of the Library of Congress Subject Heading that are pertinent to research in this area.

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