With their exceptional $15 million gift, Holocaust survivors David and Fela Shapell and their family are leading the effort to secure the collection of record on the Holocaust. Their gift supports our comprehensive campaign, "Never Again. What You Do Matters."
One of the boys in this neighborhood group of Jewish and non-Jewish playmates became a guard in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Learn the story behind the photo in a new Museum exhibition on collaboration and complicity in the Holocaust.
Archaeologists are excavating the gas chambers at the Sobibor killing center, which have been hidden for more than 70 years. Germany tried to erase all evidence of the camp's existence before the war ended.
In September 1939, American filmmaker Julien Bryan spent two weeks in and around Warsaw documenting the devastating impact the German invasion of September 1 had on Poland. In 1940, he compiled the footage into this short film, titled Siege, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Learn more about Julien Bryan on our website: http://www.ushmm.org/information/exhibitions/online-features/collections-highlights/julien-bryan