Explores how countless ordinary people within the Reich and across Europe, from all walks of life, were essential to the execution of Nazi racial policies. Learn More
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Presents the history of the Holocaust through the experience of one child. Recommended for children eight years old and up.
Explores the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times.
Examines the history of genocide since the Holocaust, with a focus on Bosnia, Rwanda, and Sudan.
Online features explore subjects relating to the Holocaust, as well as broader topics concerning genocide, antisemitism, and hate.
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On November 9–10, 1938, the Nazis staged vicious pogroms—state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots—against the Jewish community of Germany. These came to be known as Kristallnacht (now commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”).
The Holocaust was an unprecedented crime—a crime composed of millions of murders, wrongful imprisonments, and tortures, of rape, theft, and destruction. In the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, the world was faced with a challenge—how to seek justice for an almost unimaginable scale of criminal behavior. The International Military Tribunal (IMT) held at Nuremberg, Germany, attempted to broach this immense challenge on a legal basis.
The Museum is racing to rescue the evidence of the Holocaust—archives, documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts—to help us better understand this history and to bring its lessons to future generations.
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Explore the Museum's collection of Holocaust-related artifacts, one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
Go behind the scenes of the Museum’s collections and the stories they bring to life.