Holocaust and World War II Research

The 8th Grade Holocaust Project

 The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades later and would prove even more devastating. Rising to power in an economically and politically unstable Germany, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi Party) rearmed the nation and signed strategic treaties with Italy and Japan to further his ambitions of world domination. Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany, and World War II had begun. Over the next six years, the conflict would take more lives and destroy more land and property around the globe than any previous war. Among the estimated 45-60 million people killed were 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi concentration camps as part of Hitler’s diabolical “Final Solution,” now known as the Holocaust. 

General Information about World War II and the Holocaust

A timeline
A HUGE resource of additional Holocaust links
An introductory history
36 questions
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Florida Center for Instructional Technology--Holocaust research
Yad Vashem living memorial
History of many events of WWII
Holocaust explained for Middle School students
Voices of the Holocaust

Additional Research Sites
General Reference Center Gold

Research in Context
Opposing Viewpoints
Short overview of topics

Easy to read information

Good for in-depth research on individual people.

eBooks available through

Current events related to the Holocaust:


Good for in-depth research on individual people.