Research

Web Resources - Documents/Resources

Academic Guide to Jewish History
Online resources on Jewish history including encyclopedias, bibliographies and primary documents.

 

Deutsch-jüdische Literaturgeschichte im Web (Online History of German-Jewish Literature)
Digitized German-Jewish periodicals from the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Digital Libraries Federation
Search engine for online collections of Polish digital libraries.

 

Digitized version of David Tidhar's "Encyclopedia of the Pioneers and Builders of Israel" (Hebrew)
The 19-volume Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel was compiled and published by David Tidhar (1897-1970) over the 23 years from 1947 until his death.

 

Documents Relating to the Holocaust War Crimes and Genocide
This site provides the text of actual Nazi and Allied documents about war crimes and genocide. Included are the Nuremberg Laws, some Nuremberg Trial documents, information about the hidden purloined assets of Holocast victims, and many other documents.

 

Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes (Documentation Archives of Austrian Resistance)
Available in English and German. This website contains a variety of information on resistance and persecution, exile, Nazi crimes, extremism after 1945 and restitution. Also contains a Database with the Jews that were deported from Austria.

 

Fiorello La Guardia Collection at CUNY
Online collection of thousands of documents and photographs of Fiorello La Guardia during his tenure as mayor of New York City (1934-1945) and director general of the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) after World War II.

 

Google Newspapers Archive
All newspapers contained on google listed alphabetically and searchable.

 

Holocaust Memoir Digest
The Holocaust Memoir Digest was begun in 2000 with the purpose of making the experiences of Holocaust survivors, as published in their memoirs, available to those who want to learn how and why the Holocaust happened, and what can be learned from it.

 

Italian Life under Fascism
This online exhibition presents digital reproductions of primary source documents with descriptive captions regarding varied dimensions of Italian Fascism.

 

Jewish Encyclopedia
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.

 

Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part I (1934-1947)
General administrative records for the Committee's early years and files documenting anti-Nazi activity, rescue and aid activities and overseas work in general.

 

Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part II (1948-1956)
Records include minutes, convention proceedings, reports, press releases, correspondence, survivors, biographical files and card-file indices of refugees and survivors in DP camps.

 

Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Virtual Library is a comprehensive online encyclopedia containing more than 13,000 articles and 6,000 photographs and maps.

 

Nuremberg Trial Project
Access to digitized photographs, court proceedings, and search engine of analyzed documents in Harvard Law School Library.

 

NY State Newspapers, Brooklyn Eagle to 1950 and New York Times to the 1920's
Includes a keyword search function for more than 16 million New York state historical newspaper pages.

 

Online Edition of YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
The only resource of its kind, this encyclopedia provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present.

 

Southern Israelite Archive - Digital Library of Georgia
Browsable and searchable issues of the Southern Israelite (later the Atlanta Jewish Times) from 1929-1986.

 

The University of Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers
Listing of historic American newspapers from all 50 states that are available online.

 

Zentralarchiv / Juden in Deutschland (Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews of Germany)
Available in German. Introduction to one of the most important collections of documentation on Jewish life in Germany.

 

Zwangsarbeit im NS-Staat (Forced Labor in Nazi Germany)
Available in German. A collection of resources on forced labor under the Nazis.

 

 

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