Holocaust Collections Overview
The period beginning in 1933 and leading to the Holocaust
Jews were Ghettoized and forced to live in squalid conditions
America led the liberating forces that fought across Europe and liberated the camps
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...
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