Holocaust Collections Overview

Nazi Rise To Power

The period beginning in 1933 and leading to the Holocaust

Immediately upon Hitler’s rise to power in Germany in 1933, anti-Semitism, known as the longest hatred, hatred of the Jews, was established as a foundation in the hearts and minds of his followers.
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Ghettos & Deportation

Jews were Ghettoized and forced to live in squalid conditions

Ghettos were a central step in the Nazi process of control, dehumanization, and mass murder of the Jews. Human slavery, brutality, filth, starvation, deprivation, disease, and overcrowded conditions in over a thousand ghettos...
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America And The Holocaust

America led the liberating forces that fought across Europe and liberated the camps

On November 25, 1942...The New York Times carried the first authenticated report that the Nazis had established a policy to exterminate Jews...The story of the slaughter of the Jews–
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The Final Solution

Over six million Jews perished in the Holocaust

The "Final Solution" was the systematic, deliberate, physical annihilation of the European Jews. The Nazis established over 20,000 camps to carry out this calculated program of mass extermination
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Liberation & Aftermath

After WWII and the Holocaust, millions of displaced persons were forced to build new lives

“The things I saw beggar description… The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering… I made the visit deliberately...

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Statehood of Israel

In 1948, after two millennia of dispersion, the Jews returned to their homeland

As Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed in Israel’s Declaration of Independence: “The Jewish people arose in the land of Israel and it was here that its spiritual, religious and political character was shaped

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