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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Issues of the Holocaust

About the Curriculum Guide

Primary sources can be an invaluable tool in encouraging students to understand specific events and periods in the past.  This curriculum guide was compiled mainly from the archival materials found at Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the Storrs Campus of the University of Connecticut.

The Dodd Research Center houses the University Libraries' Archives & Special Collections and has as its signature collection the papers of Senator Thomas J. Dodd. The late Senator Dodd, a prominent figure in state and national politics, also served as Executive Trial Counsel for the United States prosecution team at the first and most significant of the war crimes trials in Nuremberg.  This guide contains scanned documents, letters, and related materials from the Nuremberg Trial Documents from Senator Dodd's own scrapbooks, translated documents originating with the German High Command, photographs used in evidence, and the complete transcripts of the trial.   It is hoped that this guide will assist in planning Holocaust related lessons.

The curriculum guide offers text of important trial documents, selected bibliography for additional reading, and several structured activities complete with supporting materials.   We believe that these activities will enrich the learning experience in the classroom for students studying European and Twentieth Century History, Ethics, Human Rights, Cultures, Government, and Race Relations in addition to the Holocaust.

[Note: Many of the documents in this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you do not have it installed it is available for download here.]

Holocaust and Human Rights Activities





Resource Links (selected)

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