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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

This resource guide provides a starting point for research on the Holocaust and other Crimes Against Humanity

Introduction to the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.”


This guide focuses on the Holocaust and other Genocides.  It identifies numerous resources about this subject area that are available to you through the FIU Libraries and on the web.

  • Survivor Testimonies & Other Primary Sources: original sources of information, artifacts, and documents
  • Locate Books & Reference Sources: encyclopedias, other specialized resources, and strategies to find books on your topic
  • Locate Articles from Journals, Magazines & Newspapers: databases to use when searching for relevant articles on many aspects of this subject area
  • Web Resources: relevant specialized sites, foundations, and organizations

What is Genocide?