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.
Primary Source Collection
How did war and genocide transform gender roles? How did sexuality and desire affect people's responses? From Jewish women who took on traditionally male responsibilities to testimonies of sexual violence, these sources explore the ways gender and sexuality shaped Jewish experiences during the Holocaust.View collection
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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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