This list was originally compiled for White Rose Student Essay Contest research. Most books and non-linked resources are available in the MCHE Resource Center.

The list is not exhaustive and teachers are encouraged to help students find additional resources. MCHE urges caution when conducting open web-based searches for Holocaust research. Please require your students to link through trusted sites such as the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Primary Documents


  • Adelson, Alan, ed. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto. New York, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Edelbaum, Ben. Growing Up In The Holocaust.
  • Focal Point – Resistance
  • Kaplan, Chaim. Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1999.
  • Hilberg, Raul, Stanislaw Staron, and Josef Kermisz editors. The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. New York, Stein and Day, 1979.
  • I Witness Testimony Archive (requires teacher log-in and allowing access for students)
  • Klajman, Jack. Out of the Ghetto. London. Vallentine Mitchell, 2000.
  • Korczak, Janusz. Ghetto Diary. New York, Holocaust Library, 1978.
  • Lewin, Abraham. A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Meed, Vladka. On Both Sides of the Wall. Washington, DC, Holocaust Library, 1999.
  • Ringelblum, Emmanuel. Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto: The Journal of Emmanuel Ringelblum. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1958.
  • USHMM Testimonies
  • Shub, Baruch
  • Tory, Avraham. Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1990.
  • Voices from the Inferno
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Testimonies
  • Władysław Szpilman
  • Zapruder, Alexandra. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.
  • Zelkowicz, Josef. In Those Terrible Days: Notes from the Lodz Ghetto. Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 2002.


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