Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. This came to be known as the Holocaust. Alongside Jews, approximately five million other prisoners of war were murdered in the concentration camps. It remains one of the worst atrocities our world has ever seen. Read through the resources below to learn more.
In the course of the Second World War, the Nazis murdered nearly six million European Jews. This genocide is called the Holocaust. Here, you can read about its causes and backgrounds, the stages of the Holocaust, and the perpetrators.
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators. The Holocaust was an evolving process that took place throughout Europe between 1933 and 1945. Read through this website to learn more.
The Holocaust was Nazi Germany’s deliberate, organised, state-sponsored persecution and machinelike murder of approximately six million European Jews and at least five million prisoners of war, Romany, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and other victims. Read through this website to learn more.
Let the survivors be your guide on this unique tour of the Jewish Holocaust Centre Museum. They have carefully curated 34 embedded items in the tour for you to click on and explore. This allows you to learn more about the survivors and their experience of the Holocaust.
Explore the events that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims. Discover the stories of survivors, witnesses, and rescuers that raise essential questions about the nature of human behaviour.
This website directs you to numerous articles about some of the many questions you might have about the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. This programme of targeted mass murder was a central part of the Nazis’ broader plans to create a new world order based on their ideology. Read through this website to learn more.
JewishGen's Holocaust Database is a collection of databases containing information about Holocaust victims and survivors. It contains more than 3.79 million records, from more than 400 component datasets.
A ghetto is a place where groups of people are kept forcibly segregated from others. The Nazis used ghettos to isolate and contain the Jewish population of occupied Europe. This section explores when the Nazis began using ghettos, the different types of ghettos, how the ghettos were run, and what life was like for those imprisoned in them.
The Nazis occupied Warsaw on 29 September 1939, four weeks after invading Poland. The Jewish population in Warsaw had grown following orders from Heydrich to concentrate Jews in cities and towns, but a ghetto was not decreed until 12 October 1940. The ghetto was segregated from the rest of the population by a wall and sealed on 15 November 1940. Jewish policemen guarded the inside of the wall, and Nazi and Polish officers patrolled the outside. Only those with special permits could leave the ghetto. Over 400,000 people were imprisoned. Read through this website to learn more.
The Nazis used camps as a form of persecution , torture and control throughout their time in power. This section will give an overview of what the different types of camps were, when they were set up, how they operated and what life was like for those incarcerated inside.
This website has excellent links and resources to help you with your research into the Holocaust.
The Nazis used a variety of camps throughout their time in power to persecute, control and, eventually, murder their opponents. This section will explain the different types of camps used at different points by the Nazis.
Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi regime and their collaborators murdered six million European Jews and five million non-Jews. Read through this article to learn more.
In 1944 and 1945, Allied forces liberated thousands of people from Nazi incarceration as they advanced towards Berlin. On 7 May 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered and the Second World War was over. Although the war had ended, for survivors, and Europe more widely, the process of reconstruction was just beginning.
This section will explore the difficulties survivors of the Holocaust faced as they attempted to reconstruct their lives: Displaced Person’s (DPs) camps, the denazification process, the postwar trials of Nazis and their collaborators, and how the Holocaust has been remembered and memorialised.
Despite the repression of their opponents, resistance to the Nazis occurred throughout their time in power. This resistance manifested in different ways. Some people joined organised groups of resistance, some participated in armed uprisings, some refused to do the Hitler salute, and others produced secret writings condemning the regime.
This section will discuss and give examples of resistance, opposition and non-conformity, starting with organised and more risky examples of resistance.
The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide. The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.