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Voices of the Holocaust

Voices of the Holocaust
During the 1930s and 40s, the Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jews. Hitler's intention was to destroy all Jewish communities, and to build a 'master race' of Aryans. Many other 'non-aryans' were persecuted including Romanies, homosexuals, and the disabled, as well as those who were politically opposed to the Nazis. This terrible moment in history is now known as the Holocaust. It remains one of the most horrific examples in recent European history of indifference, inhumanity, prejudice and genocide. Voices of the Holocaust consists of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain during or after WWII. Further interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust can be found on the Sounds website. Survivor testimonies Listen to personal stories from Jewish Holocaust survivors, and learn what life was like for Jews during Hitler's reign. Information cards Discover more about the background to the Holocaust. Reference Activities ShareThis Related:  Where to find information - History. General resourcesHOLOCAUST

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Cracow Kraków (also Cracow) is the second largest, and one of the oldest, cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, the city dates back to the 7th century and has been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. Jewish history in the city can be traced back to the 14th or 15th century. - Early History - 15th Century - 16th Century - 17th Century - 18th Century - 19th Century - Inter-War Period - The Holocaust - Post-Holocaust Period - Jewish Tourist Sites Early History Jews arrived in Cracow in the late 13th century among German immigrants traveling on a commercial route to Prague. 15th Century Disagreements continued between the Jews and the other residents of Cracow during the 15th century. 16th Century An influx of immigrants from Bohemia-Moravia, as well as from Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal came to Kazimierz in the 16th century. 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century Cracow changed hands again in 1809 and became part of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw.

Digitised Manuscripts Almost 900 Greek manuscripts and some of the most important papyri, ranging in date from the first to the 18th centuries, are now included in the Digitised Manuscripts site. The first two phases of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project were generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the third phase was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, and the Friends of the British Library. A guide to the Greek Manuscripts collections, including articles, videos and collection highlights, is available here. Over fifty Thai manuscripts and the Chakrabongse Archive of Royal Letters have been digitised with the generous support of the Royal Thai Government, in celebration of the occasion of the eightieth birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2007.

Holocaust Timeline Jump to: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1933 January 30, 1933 - Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish population of 566,000. February 22, 1933 - 40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police. February 27, 1933 - Nazis burn Reichstag building to create crisis atmosphere. February 28, 1933 - Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag fire. March 22, 1933 - Nazis open Dachau concentration camp near Munich, to be followed by Buchenwald near Weimar in central Germany, Sachsenhausen near Berlin in northern Germany, and Ravensbrück for women. March 24, 1933 - German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers. Terms of use: Private home/school non-commercial, non-Internet re-usage only is allowed of any text, graphics, photos, audio clips, other electronic files or materials from The History Place.

Jewish survivors of the Holocaust - Oral history | British Library Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. These recordings are powerful personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. Oral history recordings provide valuable first-hand testimony of the past. Long description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. These recordings are powerful personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. During the 1930s and 1940s, the German Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jews. The testimonies on this site are drawn from two major oral history programmes:- – The Living Memory of the Jewish Community – which between 1987 and 2000 gathered 186 audio life story interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their children. Some of the testimonies also feature in an online educational resource – Voices of the Holocaust - available through the BL Learning website at

Music and the Holocaust: Kraków During the inter-war years, with a well-established Jewish community of around 60,000, the city of Kraków was a centre of Jewish cultural life. Ironically, however, the ghetto that became the last home for tens of thousands of Polish Jews was not located in the historically Jewish area of the city; thus, although the ghetto itself was destroyed, the Jewish neighbourhood remained intact. The city of Kraków today houses one of the few surviving historical Jewish areas in Poland, although the Jews themselves were murdered or emigrated long ago. The Kraków ghetto was officially established in March 1941. Two major camps were constructed nearby: the labour camp Plaszow, and the death camp Auschwitz, only forty miles away. Inside the ghetto, people were crammed together in harsh conditions, with little food.

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The Holocaust and Children's Literature Advertisement: We promised quite some time ago that we would do a newsletter on the subject of the Holocaust. It's time to fulfill that promise. First of all, a caution: Be aware that reading, investigating and talking about the Holocaust may be the first up-close personal and explicit encounter your students may have had with man's inhumanity to man. There are many excellent resources online and in print for teachers. This list is by no means complete. Usually, we start a theme with a picture book, but in this case, although there are good picture books on the Holocaust, most of them are better appreciated with a little background knowledge. The books and the approach you use will depend on the age of the students. For slightly younger students, sixth or seventh graders, the best approach might be through Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin, 1990 ISBN 0140345353. Still younger students, fourth and fifth graders, might approach the study through Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

Teaching Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust Moshe Ze’ev Flinker was born in The Hague on October 9, 1926, and was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. After being subjected to increasingly restrictive anti-Jewish measures following the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940, the Flinker family fled to Belgium in 1942. In Belgium, Moshe and his family were able to pass as non-Jews with the help of false identity papers and relative anonymity. Moshe was a deeply religious young boy who grappled with the theological problems posed by the unprecedented persecution of the Jews. In April 1944, after being betrayed by a known Belgian Jewish collaborator, Moshe, his mother, and his sisters Esther Malka and Leah, were arrested at their home and deported to Malines. Two weeks later, Moshe’s father was caught and sent to Malines, where he found his family. Esther Malka and Leah survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and were reunited with their four siblings in Brussels after the liberation.