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Frenzied killing.

While the Nazis send the unlikely messengers to the East to sow seeds of confusion amongst the Allies, more people are killed in Auschwitz in 1944 than ever before.

Murder factory.

The horrors of the vast Auschwitz-Birkenau complex are revealed by survivors, as well as the possible knowledge of ordinary Germans about the atrocities taking place at the time.

Anton - kids of courage

Anton wants to join the Hitler Youth like all his classmates, although his father is against it. Only when violence breaks out on Nov 9, 1938, and his friend seeks shelter, he sees what the Nazis are really capable of.

Eva - kids of courage

Eva is already an orphan when she arrives in the Auschwitz concentration camp. She hopes to find friends there from the Theresienstadt children's choir. Miraculously, she finds Renata, but the former soprano is very ill.

Memory of the Camps

Memory of the Camps 

Sixty years ago, in the spring of 1945, Allied forces liberating Europe found evidence of atrocities committed by German troops. As the Allied forces entered the German concentration camps, they made a systematic film record of what they saw. Work began in the summer of 1945 on a documentary, but the film was left unfinished. This footage was found stored in a vault of London's Imperial War Museum and, in 1985, it was broadcast for the first time using the title the Imperial War Museum gave it, Memory of the Camps.

 
Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Jewish children at Auschwitz in concentration camp uniforms after liberation by the Soviet Army. The picture is a still from a postwar Soviet Film preserved by the Polish Central State Archive of Film.

The boy in the striped pyjamas

Useful websites

 

Anne Frank - The Secret Annex Online Explore the hiding place of Anne and her family and get to know the stories from her diary.


Coming of Age in the Holocaust Twelve stories of Holocaust survivors and one story of an individual who grew up in the Israel during the same period. Each story reflects unique, individual experiences, and as a group, the stories provide a library of resources for learning about the Holocaust through personal narratives.


Daily life in the concentration camps Provides links to a range of resources, including oral histories, discussing daily life in concentration camps.


Holocaust Chronicle This site contains the full text of the book of the same name as well as a selection of the images, providing a detailed history of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II.


Holocaust Survivors Stories from Holocaust survivors; includes a photo gallery.


Home WWII Life on the home front in Australia during WWII.


Life for women and the family in Nazi Germany Introduction to the Nazi's family policies during the 1930's and 1940's, and the impact that it had on the German population, especially women.


Nazi Concentration Camps On conditions found in Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Belgium by advancing Allied Armies during World War II.


Survivor testimonies Listen to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Voices of the Holocaust In 1946, Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology, travelled to Europe to record the stories of Holocaust survivors in their own words. Over a period of three months, he visited refugee camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, carrying a wire recorder and 200 spools of steel wire, upon which he was able to record over 90 hours of first-hand testimony. These recordings represent the earliest known oral histories of the Holocaust, which are available through this online archive.


Weimar Republic primary sources Provides primary sources on a range of topics relating to social life in the Weimar Republic.