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Question 15.2:
Where can I get information on the Holocaust?

Answer:

Additional information may be found in the Antisemitism Reading List, found at http://www.scjfaq.org/rl/ant-index.html/.

Information is also available on the newsgroup soc.culture.jewish.holocaust, which is a storagehouse for all kinds of information from various sources on the Holocaust in Europe that occurred between 1942-1945 (along with the events leading up to it that happened in the early 30's). In that group you will find Holocaust materials from both personal testimonies of survivors and their families and "hard" facts from historians and observers. The newsgroup has a archive at http://www.holocausthistory.org/.

The Nizkor Project (An Electronic Holocaust Educational Resource) [Home Page: <http://www.nizkor.org>] has also made the following information on the Holocaust available; it can be used to answer the "revisionists":

If you are using WWW or Mosaic, the relevant pointer is:

http://www.nizkor.org/faqs

The Nizkor Project also offers a direct and well-documented response to the IHR's "66 Questions & Answers About the Holocaust," at <http://www.nizkor.org/features/qar.>.

The Nizkor Project's archives are now searchable, using URL <http://search.nizkor.org/search.html>.

Alas, Nazi-ism didn't end with the Holocaust, and there has been a resurgance of neo-Nazi groups in Germany. Between October 1992 and April 1993, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (http://www.wiesenthal.com/) conducted a covert operation to determine the strength, financial base, and ultimate leadership of Germany's neo-Nazi movement. Center officials also wanted to find out the links between Germany's radical right and similar organizations in the United States, and to determine the degree of commitment on the part of German police towards the enforcement of laws passed by the German parliament over the years to thwart the resurgence of Nazism in the Bundesrepublik. The results of this operation are documented and available on the net at the URL <http://ftp.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi?orgs/american/wiesenthal.center/swc.oprep>.

A Holocaust bibliography is also available at the URL <http://ftp.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi?bibliographies>. It contains thousands of listings for those interested in research.

You might also contact the Simon Wisenthal Center:

9760 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
voice: (310)-553-9036
fax: (310)-277-5558
e-mail: webmaster@wiesenthal.com
WWW: <http://www.wiesenthal.com>
Reference librarian/archivist: Paul Hamburg


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