Holocaust

Holocaust

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

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Nazi Propaganda in the Holocaust

How the Third Reich spread racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Bolshevism.

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Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution

How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

The largest Nazi extermination camp.

Jewish Refugees During and After the Holocaust

Jews fleeing the Nazis had difficulty finding countries that would take them in.

What Were the Nuremberg Laws?

Passed in September 1935, they provided the legal framework for the systematic persecution of Jews in Germany.

America and the Holocaust

Where were the United States government and the American Jewish community during the destruction of European Jewry?

Kristallnacht

The Night of Broken Glass that signaled an escalation in the Nazi reign of terror.

The Nazi Olympics

In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics.

Ghettos Under the Nazis

During World War II, the Nazis established more than 400 ghettos for the purpose of isolating and controlling the Jews.

Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

Jews fought back against the Nazis in ghettos, forests and camps.

The Final Solution

How the Nazis planned and executed the systematic murder of European Jewry.

Nazi War Crimes Trials

The Nuremberg trials were the best known, but hardly the only efforts to hold perpetrators accountable.

The St. Louis

The German luxury ship, the St. Louis, sailed to Cuba with over 900 passengers on it, only to be turned away and sent back to Europe.