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The Holocaust

Case Study: The Holocaust

Background:

When: 1933 – 1945

Where: Europe

Who:

  • Perpetrators: Nazi Party (Fascist Germany)
  • Targets: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, communists, homosexuals, Soviet POWs, and the mentally and physically disabled

Victims:

  • ~11 million people dead
  • 340,000 Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria

Learn More:

News Articles:

New York Times: Guarding Denmark’s Jewish Heritage

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force Newsletter: The Holocaust is Fading From Memory

Videos:

USC Shoah Foundation: USC Shoah Foundation’s collection of nearly 53,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses amounts to the largest archive of its kind in the world, and it continues to grow. Through a program called Preserving the Legacy, USC Shoah Foundation digitizes, indexes, and integrates into the Visual History Archive Holocaust testimony taken and owned by other museums and institutions to make them more accessible to scholars, students, educators, and the general public. Efforts are underway to collect as many as 3,000 new life stories in this fashion.

The Last Survivor (22:39 mins)

Jealous of the Birds (2:14 mins)

 

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