8th Grade Literature
November 12, 2007
|A pathfinder is just what the name implies. It is a guide to find your "path" when researching a particular subject. All the resources listed help you find the answers to questions you ask during your research project.|
This pathfinder is particular to the study of the Holocaust during World War II in Nazi Germany. Millions of Jews were imprisoned, displaced and killed. This pathfinder is designed to help you find out what happened, how it happened, and the stories of the people who survived and know what really happened.
When you search the OPAC in the Farragut School Library, some search terms to use are:
- Holocaust, 1939-1945 --Personal Narratives
- Holocaust survivors -- Biography
- World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945 - Jews
- World War, 1939-1945 - Germany
- Search events like Kristallnacht, etc.
- Search for people like Oscar Schindler, Elie Wiesel, Anne Frank, Rudolph Hess, Adolph Hitler
Your search should produce many resources you can choose.Your search will also list some web sites of Electronic Accesses to visit.
If you are browsing the shelves, look at the non-fiction section numbered 940.53.
General OnLine Resources
World Book good basic information about the Holocaust
AP Photo Archive photos of the scenes of the Holocaust
EBSCOHost Web magazine and newspaper articles
Recommended Holocaust Websites:
Learn about the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. This is the official museum site. Follow a group of teenagers through the Museum as they discover with the soldiers the dying and starving people they found after the war in the prison camps, the piles of human hair, model of the gas chambers, and a railroad freight car.
Read the biography of Elie Wiesel who survived the concentration camps.
A detailed biography of three teenagers who found their own ways to fight the Holocaust. This site also offers an interactive timeline of the Holocaust.
The author of many books about the Holocaust tells of his survival in Auschwitz even though his entire family perished.
Investigates answers to questions about the Holocaust, camps, victims and Holocaust Museum. Gather information about the camps, railway cars, tattoos, and badges.
This site also details the Holocaust remembrances but also investigates the design of the Museum. It includes artifacts, photographs and films.
This site includes historical facts and stories about the Holocaust and includes many authentic photographs.
Ten survivors detail their lives before, during and after the Holocaust. They tell about how things gradually changed when the Nazis came to power. Survivors discuss the direction their lives took after the Holocaust.
Stories of children who survived the Holocaust and death camps.
Rescuer of over 1200 Jewish people, Schindler is remembered by many survivors who tell his story.
Another site explaining the deeds of Schindler who saved many Jews.
This site has ample information about the Holocaust. Includes personal narratives, book excerpts, photos, and audio and video presentations, research and artwork. Interactive maps are included, life in the camps is examined, and case histories of survivors.
United States Holocaust Museum offers this interactive web site. Meet Lola Rein Kaufman who presents her dress to the Museum. The dress is the one she wore for seven months while hiding in ahold in the ground. The hole was only 4 by 6 feet and dug out in a barn.
This is a very powerful site about a concentration camp survivor, who instead of returning to his regular profession, chose to became a Nazi hunter. He dedicated his life to making sure no one would forget what happened in the Holocaust. Contains information about his Center, biography, photos, references and links.
Zygfryd Baginski tells his story of the inhumanities of the Holocaust and the atrocities he witnessed. His accounts would provide good background.
This museum is dedicated to the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust and how and when this museum was completed. Some very graphic photos are included.
This is the main web page for our 8th grade web quest project on the Holocaust.
Our questions about the panels can be answered on the web site below:
Tab on "Courage to Remember" for the panels discussing the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Actual accounts of survivors which provide good concrete evidence of the Holocaust.
This site has content including: poetry, memorials, papers, letters, journals, articles and essays. One section highlights the lives of women in the resistance movements, another details the experiences of those that hid or fled their homes to find safety.