Holocaust Essay Topics - Where To Find Information

Writing an essay on the Holocaust is not an easy task. It’s not because there is a paucity of research material - far from it. There is a vast amount of information available about this terrible event. But it is such a harrowing time in the history of the 20th century that research and then the actual writing of your essay can be a painful and a depressing experience. There was so much misery, death and destruction in the Holocaust that any study of the topic is sure to be a tricky time. At the very least you should be prepared for difficult reading as the whole period of events are tragic and shattering. Millions of descendants of people involved in the Holocaust are still acutely aware of the tragedy.

And it is equally important that you are aware of the fact that some so-called historians are branded as Holocaust deniers. These are people who challenge the actual existence of the Holocaust or at least the seriousness and impact of the event. This might be an interesting topic to write about but it is important that you understand that such historians are in the minority and are often severely criticized. In some countries it is a criminal offence to deny the Holocaust. But it is fair to say that there is any number of topics within the study of the Holocaust and you can approach the topic from a varied number of points of view.

But where can you find information?

As stated originally, there is a vast amount of information available on the Holocaust. One of the greatest resources can be found online and this is not only in printed documentation and articles but also in the photographic and film resourcesd. It will only take a general search engine process to locate many web pages. But if you are writing about a specific aspect, you should make your search engine data as specific as possible.

You will find that not only is there a lot of information on the Holocaust but also that there are a number of approaches you can take to the subject. For instance you can search for information on the Holocaust under the following subject headings.

  • Concentration camps and their place in history
  • Famous stories such as the diary of Anne Frank
  • The countries involved in the Holocaust
  • The trials of people involved in starting and running the Holocaust
  • The people who survived the Holocaust