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Resistance!: Additional Student Resources

This guide will help you answer the questions about why the Jewish Holocaust happened and the many different ways that people resisted it.

Student Resistance Research Recommended Resources

This list offers students a starting point for their research. The list is not exhaustive and teachers are encouraged to help students find additional resources. MCHE urges caution when conducting open web-based searches for Holocaust research. Please research using trusted sites such as the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum



  • Adelson, Alan, ed. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto. New York, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Edelbaum, Ben. Growing Up In The Holocaust
  • Focal Point - Resistance
  • Kaplan, Chaim. Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1999.
  • Hilberg, Raul, Stanislaw Staron, and Josef Kermisz editors. The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. New York, Stein and Day, 1979.
  • I Witness Testimony Archive - (requires teacher log-in and allowing access for students)
  • Klajman, Jack. Out of the Ghetto. London. Vallentine Mitchell, 2000.
  • Korczak, Janusz. Ghetto Diary. New York, Holocaust Library, 1978.
  • Lewin, Abraham. A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Meed, Vladka. On Both Sides of the Wall. Washington, DC, Holocaust Librar, 1999.
  • Ringelblum, Emmanuel. Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto: The Journal of Emmanuel Ringelblum. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1958.
  • USHMM Testimonies
  • Shub, Baruch
  • Tory, Avraham. Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1990.
  • Voices from the Inferno
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Testimonies
  • Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Zapruder, Alexandra. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust.
  • Zelkowicz, Josef. In Those Terrible Days: Notes from the Lodz Ghetto. Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 2002.


Additional Resources