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.
Black Americans in a "Two-Front War"?
In 1945, Charity Adams Earley became the first Black female officer to command a unit of Black American women serving in Europe. Like other Black Americans who fought against Nazi Germany, the women in her battalion faced segregation in their own ranks.More Sources on Black Americans in World War II
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Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust
View sources that highlight Jewish responses to persecution and genocide under Nazism.
Americans and the Holocaust
Explore sources that reveal how Americans understood and responded to Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust.
Everyday Life: Roles, Motives, and Choices During the Holocaust
Find sources exploring the difficult choices and pressures that confronted people during the Holocaust.
Belonging and Exclusion: Reshaping Society under Nazi Rule
Examine sources that show how the Nazis and their supporters transformed Germany to align with theories about race and national unity.
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