The Holocaust Historiography Project


Allied Communications Intelligence Organization, Operations, and Knowledge of the Holocaust

Alvarez, David. Secret Messages: Codebreak-ing and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.

Benson, Robert Louis. A History of U.S. Communications Intelligence during World War II: Policy and Administration. Fort George G. Meade, MD: National Security Agency, Center for Cryptologic History, 1997.

Breitman, Richard. Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned. What the British and Americans Knew. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.

Brugioni, Dino A., and Robert G. Piorier. “The Holocaust Revisited: A Retrospective Analysis of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Complex.” Studies in Intelligence. Special 45th Anniversary Issue, Fall 2000. Center for the Study of Intelligence, Washington, DC 20505. Originally published in Studies in Intelligence, Winter 1978.

Budiansky, Stephen, Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II. New York, London: The Free Press, 2000.

Calvocoressi, Peter. Top Secret Ultra. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980.

Gilbert, James L., and John P. Finnegan, U.S. Army Signals Intelligence in World War II. A Documentary History. Washington, DC: Center for Military History, 1993.

Hinsley, F. H. et alia. British Intelligence in the Second World War. Its Influence on Strategy and Operations. Volume 2 (1981) and 3, Parts I (1984) and II (1988), London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Laqueur, Walter. The Terrible Secret: Suppression of the Truth of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.

Phillips, Lieutenant E.D. G.C.& C.S. Air and Military History. Volume XIII. The German Police.

Smith, Bradley F. The ULTRA-MAGIC Deals and the Most Secret Special Relationship, 1940-1946. Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1993.

Smith, Michael. Station X. The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park. London: Channel 4 Books, 1998.

General History of the Holocaust

Browning, Christopher R. The Origins of the Final Solution. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press; Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2004.

Dawidowicz, Lucy. The War Against the Jews 1933-1945. New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1975.

Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of European Jews, 3 volumes. Revised and definitive edition. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1985.

Yahil, Lena. The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry. New York: Oxford, 1987.

The Refugee Problem

Breitman, Richard, and Alan M. Kraut. American Refugee Policy and European Jewry 1933 — 1945. Bloomington, Ind., 1987.

Levine, Hillel. In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Diplomat Who Risked His Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. New York: Free Press, 1996.

Segev, Thomas. The Seventh Million: Israelis and the Holocaust. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

Wyman, David. Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis 1938-1941. New York: Pantheon, 1968.

— — — The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945 . New York: Pantheon, 1984.

Einsatzgruppen and German Police Atrocities

Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: Harper Perennial, 1993.

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah (translator and editor). Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. New York: Alfred Knopf. 1990.

Rhodes, Richard. Masters of Death: The SS Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2002.

Concentration Camps

Hackett, David A. The Buchenwald Report. Oxford, San Francisco: Westview Press, 1995.

Gutman, Yisrael, and Michael Berebbaum, editors. Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press in association with the United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C., 1998.

Sofsky, Wolfgang. The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp. Princeton: Princeton University press, 1993.

Steiner, Jean-Francois. Treblinka. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.

Vichy and the Jews

Hallie, Philip. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed. The Story of the Village of Le Chambon, and How Goodness Happened There. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Klarsfeld, Serge. Vichy-Auschwitz. La “solution finale” de la question juive en France. Paris: Fayard, 2001, 2 vols.

Marrus, Michael R., and Robert O. Paxton. Vichy France and the Jews. New York: Basic Books, 1981.

Weber, Eugen. The Hollow Years: France in the 1930s. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1994.

Roundup of the Hungarian Jews

Bierman, Hohn. Righteous Gentile: Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Hero of the Holocaust. New York: Viking Press, 1981.

Braham, Randolf. Eichmann and the Destruction of the Hungarian Jews. New York: World Federation of Hungarian Jews; Twayne Publishers, 1961.

— — — The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary, 2 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981.

Cesarani, David. Genocide and Rescue: The Holocaust in Hungary. Oxford, New York: Berg, 1997.

Jews and Japanese in the Far East

Heppner, Ernest G. Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto. Lincoln & London: The University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Kranzler, David. Japanese, Nazis, and Jews: The Jewish Refugee Community of Shanghai, 1938-1945, Hoboken, New Jersey: KTAV Publishing House, 1988 (c: 1976).

Ross, James R. Escape to Shanghai: A Jewish Community in China. New York: The Free Press, 1994.

Tokayer, Marvin and Mary Scartz. The Fugu Plan: The Untold Story of the Japanese and the Jews during World War II. New York: Paddington Press, 1979.

“Nazi Gold,” Swiss Banks, and Looted Assets

United States Department of State. Preliminary Study: U.S. and Allied Efforts to Recover and Restore Gold and Other Assets Stolen or Hidden by Germany During World War II. Prepared by the Historian of the Department of State, Coordinated by the Special Envoy of the Department of State on Property Resolution in Central and Eastern Europe. Washington, D.C. May 1997.

Bower, Thomas. Nazi Gold, New York: Harper Collins, 1997.

Lebor, Adam. Hitler’s Secret Bankers: The Myth of Swiss Neutrality During the Holocaust. New York: Birch Lane Press, 1997.

Ziegler, Jean. The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead. New York: Harcourt Brance and Company, 1997.