The Holocaust

Case Study: The Holocaust


When: 1933 – 1945

Where: Europe


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


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

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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)
(Click to watch, 22:39)
Jealous of the Birds (2:14)
(Click to watch, 2:14)

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