Resource room

stanley burton resource roomOpening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (term time)

Outside term time by appointment only. Please email burtoncentre@le.ac.uk

About the Resource Room

The Holocaust Resource Room (Attenborough tower 601) provides physical location within the University of Leicester to centralise, co-ordinate and develop the activities of the Stanley Burton Centre.

This is where members meet to co-ordinate and develop activities, as well as staging some of the Centre's events. It also provides specialised sources (primary sources, books, journals, etc.), facilities (computer, laser printer, and in due time DVD/VHS and photocopying facilities) and expertise outside the University library at regular opening hours. Finally, it serves as a teaching and seminar venue for classes that are related to the Centre's activities.   

The Holocaust Resource Room is run by a group of student volunteers.

Volunteering

Our student volunteers supervise the Holocaust Resource Room during opening hours, catalogue resources, compile a newspaper collection on topics relevant to the Centre (eg. anti-Semitism, racism, Holocaust, Nazism, groups and parties on the far right), and are involved in other activities in the Centre.

As a student volunteer you will acquire valuable work experience and be able to put this on your CV.

Please get in touch with the Student Volunteer Supervisors if you want to join the team.

Collection

Highlights of the collection include:

  • The oral history archive Refugee Voices from the Association for Jewish Refugees (AJR, London), containing 150 audio-visual interviews with former refugees from Nazi Germany now living in Britain. (Licensed by kind permission of the Association of Jewish Refugees).
  • More than a 1,000 primary and secondary sources on the history of the Holocaust and related topics
  • Films and documentaries on VHS/DVD
  • Oral testimonies on CD