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The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. Learn more about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide below.

Holocaust Encyclopedia

This resource contains more than 850 articles about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and current-day mass atrocities in 19 languages, including:

An Introduction to the Holocaust
Nazi Propaganda
Antisemitism
Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution

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