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  • German troops in front of a government building in Athens during the occupation of the city.

    The Holocaust in Greece

    The Germans defeated the Greek army in the spring of 1941 and occupied Greece until October 1944. The country was divided into three zones of occupation. Where Jews resided determined not only their subsequent fate but also their ultimate possibility of escape.


  • Voyage of the St. Louis

    On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. On the voyage were 937 passengers. Almost all were Jews fleeing from the Third Reich. The German annexation of Austria in March 1938, the increase in personal assaults on Jews during the spring and summer, the nationwide Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”) pogrom in November, and the subsequent seizure of Jewish-owned property had caused a flood of visa applications. The plight of German-Jewish refugees, persecuted at home and unwanted abroad, is illustrated by the voyage of the St. Louis.


  • Who Was This Woman?

    Read about how a donated document gives us a glimpse into the life, and possible fate, of one of the Holocaust’s many victims.


  • Women’s History Month

    The Nazis subjected women, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to unique and brutal persecution. Individual camps and certain areas within concentration camps were designated specifically for women. Often, women, especially those with small children, were the first to be “selected” for gassing at killing centers.


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