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Jewish Genocide

The Couple who saved Roman Polanski recognised as Righteous Among the Nations

Two new names have been recently added to the long list of Righteous individuals honoured in Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem: Stefania and Jan Buchala. A story of courage and kindness that wouldn’t differ too much from that of other thousands of exemplary figures remembered in Jerusalem if it weren’t for the fact that the kid they saved happened to become the well-known film director Roman Polanski.


What we talk about when we commemorate the Rosenstrasse Protest

The recognition of the Rosenstrasse Protest on The European Day of the Righteous is a primary milestone. It lays a foundation for giving their due to the brave German women who risked their lives on the street by publicly uniting themselves with the fate of Jews who were marked for death by the yellow star. By Nathan Stoltzfus


The Ravensbrück code

In the summer of 1942, SS doctors started conducting experiments on Ravensbrück camp prisoner women. This operation was guided by Karl Gebhardt, Heinrich Himmler's personal physician. Four girls found a way to tell the world the cruelties committed by the Nazis in the camp.


The apologies of the Italian academic world to the Jews

Eighty years after the Racial Laws, on next 20th September, the deans of 83 Italian universities will gather in Pisa to apologize to the Jews. 


The stories of those who helped

The exhibition of the Holocaust Museum of Washington, Americans and the Holocaust, describes the behavior of the American people regarding the Holocaust, focusing in particular on the faults, and the moments in which they could have stepped in to help the victims. Despite this, though, it also tells us about rescue stories of American people and associations that helped the Jews in the years of Nazi persecution.


Between denunciation and indifference

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Washington has developed an important exposition about a complex and disturbing topic, the relationship of the American people with Nazi genocide: what they did, what they knew, what they could have done. It is called Americans and the Holocaust and it tells about motives, awareness and fears.


Shoah

the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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The book

The Messenger

Yannick Haenel

Multimedia

Sarah's Key

The events about the Vel d’Hiv round up in Paris 1942

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Armin T. Wegner

He warned the leaders of his time to stop genocide against the Armenians and the Jews