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History Research Guide - World War II: Resistance

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Books in the Library

Bones of Anti-Nazi Women

Bones of Anti-Nazi Women Still Are in Crematoriums... photographed by PFC W. Chichersky, April 14, 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Possible Topics

Here are some topic questions to help you get started on your paper.

People from everywhere resisted the Nazi regime. What forms of resistance were there for the Jews? French? Polish? Germans? How did people resist in France? Poland? Germany? What did the German people do to resist the Nazi regime? How dangerous was it to resist? What reasons did people have for resisting?

The French and Danish resistances in particular were well developed. How were the resistance movements structured? How did they get supplies? Where did they get supplies from? What steps did they take to prevent discovery? What services did they provide to the Allies? What happened if they were caught by enemy soldiers?

Online Resources