Boniuk Library is dedicated to serving the research needs of those studying the Holocaust, human rights and genocide.
For reference questions, reading recommendations, assistance for educators, or additional questions we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the library’s research guides below for information on some of our most commonly requested research topics.
Use the Boniuk Library’s specialized research guides to get started. Each guide has citations for books, websites, and other media centered on an aspect of the Holocaust. There are many more perspectives beyond these. Please call 713-527-1610 or write to email@example.com for reference assistance.
Minority Victims of the Holocaust
Righteous Gentiles and Rescuers
Hispanic and Latino American Veterans of WWII and the Holocaust
Women Who Code
The systematic murder of a race, ethnicity, religion, even political views is not unique to Germany. The lives and freedoms of people all over the world have been attacked periodically through human history. These guides have a few examples organized by geopolitical areas.
Boniuk Library Catalog
Search the print and digital holdings of the library. Visitors may browse the collection while visiting the library in person. Only Holocaust Museum Houston members may borrow materials to take home. Register a phone number to use the digital collection on Libby for free.
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Testaments to the Holocaust
Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London
Testaments to the Holocaust is the online publication of the archives of the Wiener Library, London, the first archive to collect evidence of the Holocaust and the antisemitic activities of the German Nazi Party. It contains documentary evidence collected in several different programs: the eyewitness accounts which were collected before, during and after the Second World War, from people fleeing the Nazi oppression, a large collection of photographs of pre-war Jewish life, the activities of the Nazis, and the ghettoes and camps, a collection of postcards of synagogues in Germany and eastern Europe, most since destroyed, a unique collection of Nazi propaganda publications including a large collection of “educational” children’s’ books, and the card index of biographical details of prominent figures in Nazi Germany, many with portrait photographs. Pamphlets, bulletins and journals published by the Wiener Library to record and disseminate the research of the Institute are also included. 75 percent of the content is written in German.
Safehaven Reports on Nazi Looting of Occupied Countries and Assets in Neutral Countries
It was within the context of evidence collection that the War Crimes Branch received copies of documents known as “SAFEHAVEN Reports.” SAFEHAVEN was the code name of a project of the Foreign Economic Administration, in cooperation with the State Department and the military services, to block the flow of German capital across neutral boundaries and to identify and observe all German overseas investments. In order to coordinate research and intelligence-sharing regarding SAFEHAVEN-related topics, the War Crimes Branch received SAFEHAVEN reports from various agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as SAFEHAVEN-related military attaché reports, regarding the clandestine transfer of German assets outside of Germany that could be used to rebuild the German war machine or the Nazi party after the war, as well as art looting and other acts that elicited the interest of Allied intelligence agencies during the war. Another aspect of the SAFEHAVEN project was the restoration of looted art treasures to their rightful owners.
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
Much has been published chronicling the role of Pope Pius XII regarding refugees, the Holocaust and relations with America during the war years and the immediate post-war period. This publication provides a wealth of unique correspondence, reports, and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews.
Destroyed Communities Interactive Learning Center
Six million Jews perished, and 20,000 Jewish communities also were destroyed. Holocaust Museum Houston ‘s Destroyed Communities Project serves as a permanent memorial to some of those places including the home communities of Houston-area survivors.
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, which are comprised of over 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. Testimonies were produced in cooperation with thirty-six affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Testimonies were recorded in whatever language the witness preferred, and range in length from 30 minutes to over 40 hours (recorded over several sessions).
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