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12 Years That Shook the World Podcast

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March 29, 2021

12 Years That Shook the World explores stories of real people, the choices they made, and specific moments in Holocaust history from 1933–1945. From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this podcast is released in seasons, twice-yearly.

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Erin Harper
When you think of the Holocaust, you might first think of Jewish victims and Nazi perpetrators.

But what about the millions of other people who were there? Witnesses. Collaborators. Resistors. 

All of these perspectives, we explore in this new season of 12 Years That Shook the World. From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, I’m Erin Harper. Join me as we step into the lives of real people, like an American witness to Nazi Germany’s early moves to conquer Europe.

Dr. Rebecca Erbelding
What Helen is seeing is the beginning, but she doesn’t know it’s the beginning. 

Erin Harper
A resistor in a Nazi uniform.

Dr. Jürgen Matthäus
Gerstein’s story is often presented as one that points to the possibilities of individual decisions and action.

Erin Harper
And hundreds of Jews who found refuge in the Belorussian wilderness, and fought back against German soldiers.   

Dr. J. Luke Ryder
After trekking through this very forbidding swampland, they spend essentially ten days covered with mud, trying to evade the patrols of Germans and Belorussian collaborators that are hunting them.  

Erin Harper
Stories of real people, the choices they made, and specific moments in Holocaust history. Five brand new episodes of 12 Years That Shook the World, starting March 31st. Follow us now on your favorite podcast app.

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