Online features explore subjects relating to the Holocaust, as well as broader topics concerning genocide, antisemitism, and hate.
On November 9–10, 1938, in what came to be known as Kristallnacht, Nazi Party officials and their collaborators carried out a wave of anti-Jewish violence throughout Germany. The passivity with which most German civilians responded signaled to the Nazi regime that the public was prepared for more extreme measures, which culminated in the Holocaust.Browse all Special Focus topics
In 2005, a woman found a mysterious suitcase in her basement in Geneva, Switzerland, containing more than one thousand World War II-era certificates bearing the official seal of the Consulate of El Salvador. These documents would ultimately reveal one of the largest scale—yet least known—rescue attempts of the Holocaust.Browse all Collections Highlights