Links zum Thema Holocaust

Links zum Thema Holocaust

Fragen zur Zeittafel zur Geschichte des 2. Weltkriegs

Sites to visit if you are not very familiar with the facts about the Holocaust

Victims of the Holocaust An estimated 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis.  This page, intended as a resource for teachers, provides information about the Nazi persecution of the Jews and about the estimated 5 million other victims of the Holocaust: Poles, Ukrainians, Russians and other Slavs, gypsies, homosexuals, people with disabilities, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, the dissenting clergy, Communists, Socialists, children of African-German descent, and others.

Sites to visit if you have already learned a lot about the Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

From the online exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: a fully preserved, self-made book given by Manfred Levin to his lover, Gad Beck, both gay, Jewish young men in Berlin during the 1940s. In it, Manfred writes short entries and draws illustrations about their lives in Berlin shortly before being deported to the east. 

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Click on “Testimony Clips” to access video testimonials from Holocaust survivors, or on “Education” and then “Online Exhibits.” A People’s History of the Holocaust and Genocide This site is a tremendous resource, but confusing to navigate ==> you may want to visit their FAQ page first.

Deutsche Seiten

Gedenkstätte deutscher Widerstand site has a very comprehensive overview of Nazi atrocities and resistance movements in “leichter Sprache,” giving us accessibility to lots of pertinent information auf deutsch. The main site has further details on each topic, too. Encyclopedic German site on the Holocaust, now only available via the Internet Archive. The German Wikipedia entry on the Holocaust is also very informative, and includes links to a variety of related sites.

Holocaust-Referenz This German site aims to collect documents that can be used to refute “Holocaust revisionists,” i.e. people who claim that the Holocaust never happened (incidentally, it is a crime in Germany to make this claim publicly).

Interview mit Esther Bejarano: “Ich habe nie aufgegeben [=never gave up].” Interview from 2019, when she was 94, including questions at the end about the resurgence of radical right-wing parties in Germany.