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History: Europe

A guide to resources for the areas of history at Monash University


Look at the European section of the Newspapers guide

Featured resource!

Correspondence from German concentration camps and prisons

This collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. It also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and regalia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

"letters" (CC BY 2.0) by Muffet

If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.
Unification of Italy 937.03
General history of Europe 940
French Revolution &
Napoleonic Wars
World War I, 1914-1918 940.3
1918-1929 940.51
1930-1939 940.52
World War II, 1939-1945 940.53
Holocaust 940.5318
1945- 940.55
British Isles 941
England and Wales 942
Germany, Central Europe 943
France 944
Eastern Europe; Russia 947
American Civil War  973.7

In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.    

For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers and more:

For more, look at the full list of History databases