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Nazi Germany

German Propaganda Archive

Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material.


BBC - The People's War

Interviews of people who lived through World War II

Government World War II resources

World War II Resources​

​World War II (1939-1945) was the largest international event of the twentieth century and one of the major turning points in U.S. and world history. In the six years between the invasion of Poland and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world was caught up in the most destructive war in history. Armed forces of more than seventeen million fought on the land, in the air, and on the sea. The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide and diverse selection of materials relating to this period.

The National Archives - UK 

These records cover the history of the Second World War including the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. Find out more about the Holocaust and life on the Home Front.

World War II documentary

WW2 Documentary World War II Documentary History Channel - YouTube. Accessed 24 Feb. 2017.

The Holocaust

The Holocaust History helps teachers and students find the best resources on the Internet, (celebrating its 20 year anniversary with a video) and connect them through stories of survival.

Primary resources

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collects Holocaust-related materials in all formats, including original documents, photographs, film footage, music, and oral histories, as well as published materials such as books, periodicals, documentaries, and other resources. While selected items from the collection are available online, the vast majority of these items are only available for use onsite at the Museum.