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Everyday Life: Roles, Motives, and Choices During the Holocaust

The rise of Nazi Germany, the outbreak of World War II, and the onset of the Holocaust changed the conditions of everyday life for millions of people. In an era of violence and upheaval, individuals confronted difficult choices and new social and political pressures. How did they respond to these challenges? What values, roles, and loyalties influenced their decisions? Sources in this section explore the complex and intersecting motivations and behaviors within everyday life during the Holocaust.

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