UCSB Summer Professional Development Institute

Personal Remembrance and History:
Stories of Individual and Community Survival

July 26-30, 2004
materials by Harold Marcuse
(workshop main page)

Marcuse's Bibliography and References

I will put the 3 powerpoints of my presentations on the presentations page of my web site:

  • http://marcuse.faculty.history.ucsb.edu/. (Since I am planning to reorganize my site soon, I don't want to give a more precise URL.)
  • The homepage for my Hist 33D course, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holocaust," has relevant material as well (lecture 14 has the two models I showed, plus one more). Note also the student "web projects" section. [Now at: http://marcuse.faculty.history.ucsb.edu/classes/33d/]
  • I also have a "Holocaust Oral History Project," designed by students to provide resources for people who want to do oral history, and to publish relevant student projects. The organization isn't optimal. the "how to" and "research papers" sections are the most useful, I think: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/holocaust/.

Teaching the Holocaust: Causes and Consequences in History

  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Teaching about the Holocaust: A Resource Book for Educators (2001), available as 133 page .pdf at: http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators, or free by mail.
    Concise, clear and well-organized guidelines, information and references for teachers.
  • Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, The Spirit that Moves Us: Using Literature, Art and Music to Teach about the Holocaust at the Secondary and College Level (1994). Available for $20 from http://www.hhrc.org. The third volume of a guide series, with specific examples from the named genres (most are not included, though fairly easily available). Vols. I & II (K-4 and 5-8), are not recommended.
  • Irena Steinfeldt, How Was It Humanly Possible? A Study of Perpetrators and Bystanders during the Holocaust. Available for $20 from http://www.socialstudies.com. Very readable, with a rich array of sources on the perpetrators and their motives.
  • The Holocaust Chronicle (2000), available on-line at http://www.holocaustchronicle.org, and in lots of 6 for $100. (Borders has it for $25.) An extrememly rich 750-page reference work on Germany and the Holocaust.
  • Interviewing Holocaust Survivors: Techniques of Oral History

    • Mark Roseman, A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany (Henry Holt, 2000). A superior book (for enjoyable reading) about how a historian was able to compare the oral life histories of a survivor told decades apart with amazing documentary finds.
    • UCSB Holocaust Oral History Project: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/holocaust/.

    Holocaust Denial

    • cover of Shermer & Grobman, Denying HIstoryDeborah Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust (NY/London: Penguin, 1995). Best on evolution of denial.
    • Michael Shermer, Alex Grobman, Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened, and Why? (UC Press, 2000). Highly recommended for general and specific issues.

    Pedagogical issues

    • Simone Schweber, Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice (New York: Columbia Teacher's College, 2004). Education Professor at University of Wisconsin presents case studies of how four master teachers taught the Holocaust in diverse classrooms. Solid research, clear and engaging writing. Very important and highly recommended book!
    • Sam Wineburg, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Philadelphia: Temple, 2001). Superb discussion of educational research in history with important practical applications.

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