Explore diverse experiences of people during the Holocaust
Read a last letter thrown from a deportation train. Page through a handwritten diary. View photos and films of families living under Nazism. Hear the testimony of an American liberator. Discover the richness of first person accounts by:
- Learning about the Holocaust from selected primary sources with historical context;
- Uncovering surprising connections using tags like activism, propaganda, family, and health and hygiene;
- Reading diaries and documents in their original language with side-by-side translations.
Everyday Life During the Holocaust
The Nazi regime exploited forced labor across thousands of camps and factories in Europe. Women from Poland and Ukraine, Allied prisoners of war, and Jews imprisoned in concentration camps were forced to contribue to the German war effort. Primary sources in this collection give a glimpse into the everyday lives of these forced laborers and the choices they faced.View these primary sources
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Find sources that explore the difficult choices and new social and political pressures confronted by individuals during the Holocaust.
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