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Animated Video Series

Behind Every Name


Explore this series of animated videos based on first-hand accounts from the Museum’s collection. Each video tells a personal story of a Holocaust victim, survivor, rescuer, or eyewitness using recorded testimony, diaries, memoirs, letters, and photographs. Learn about the challenges Jews faced while escaping Nazi persecution in the late 1930s and the individual Americans who tried to help.

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By examining true personal stories, told through short animations, students learn about unique individual experiences within the historical context of the Holocaust. 

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