Russian-born Jew Roman Vishniac’s prints and negatives depicting Jewish life before the Holocaust are published for the first time in an online photo database. The hope is to gather information from the public, such as dates, locations, and identification of people from that time.
Source: The New York Times
Descendants of Holocaust survivors remember and honor their loved ones in many different ways. Read how some are trying to keep these events fresh in the minds of those who did not live through the times.
Why is Anne Frank’s diary so popular, over 7 decades after it was written? What makes it different from other books written during or about the Holocaust? It turns out it’s a lot more than just a diary.
Source: NY Times
Anne Frank’s stepsister speaks to worldwide ignorance in response to teenagers’ hateful display.
In the waning days of World War II, a group of prisoners from Bergen-Belsen did something that seemed unthinkable: They boarded a train to leave the camp.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If it’s true that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes, then young Americans may have a big problem.
Source: The Guardian
Read about the startling recent rise in neo-Nazi sentiment in one German city.
Source: NBC News
In this video clip from the nightly news, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor takes the stage to share the music he played for fellow concentration camp prisoners.
Source: Penguin Books
Historian Laurence Rees asks readers to consider the warnings of the Holocaust and how his insights might apply in the 21st century.
Source: All That's Interesting
Like many Germans, the young Scholl siblings opposed the Nazi government; unlike many, they put their lives on the line to fight back.
If World War II seems like ancient history, think again. Here’s what we can learn from Anne Frank’s experiences then.
Source: The Chronicle (Duke University)
Anne Frank’s childhood friend—whose mother married Anne Frank’s father after the war—discusses her experiences during the Holocaust and their lifelong effects.
Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Learn about the efforts of Poland’s Jan Karski to enlist the help of world leaders to stop a genocide.
A Nazi industrialist may not fit the usual idea of a hero, but Oskar Schindler used his wealth, charm, and connections to save the lives of over 1000 Jews during World War II.
Source: Public Radio International
Read this article to learn about the life of Anthony Acevedo, a former U.S. Army medic who kept a diary of his time in a Nazi concentration camp as a prisoner of war.
Poland may implement a law that will make it illegal to accuse the country of involvement with the Holocaust. Click to learn more about the law and the controversy surrounding it.
Source: The New Yorker
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York now features a virtual version of Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank and survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
In 2017, Germany’s national railway considered naming one of its trains after Anne Frank. Many people objected to the plan. Read this article to learn more.
Source: The Guardian
In December 2017, a United Nations official suggested that the humanitarian crisis taking place in Myanmar could amount to genocide. So far, the international community has not responded strongly to the crisis. Click to learn more.
Go back in time to explore the hiding place of Anne Frank on this website. With background information on the people, places, and things that happened, as well as an interactive 3D model of the secret annex, this site provides a truly immersive experience.