Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest Nazi extermination and concentration camp, located in the Polish town of Oswiecim, 37 miles west of Cracow. One sixth of all Jews murdered by the Nazis were gassed at Auschwitz.Read more
In 1933, new German laws forced Jews out of many areas of public and professional life.
The Night of Broken Glass that began the Nazi reign of terror.
Nazis established more than 400 ghettos for the purpose of isolating and controlling the Jews.
How the Nazis planned and executed the systematic murder of European Jewry.
Fighting back any way they could.
Memory & Commemoration
A transnational comparison.
Should Yom Hashoah be linked to other tragedies or commemorate only the Nazi Holocaust?
After much debate, a compromise date--satisfactory to none--is chosen.
Jewish perspectives on the responsibility to protect.
A topic that may seem far from modern children's lives holds valuable social lessons.
This singular event presents profound theological challenges.
Responding to the challenge of faith in a post-Holocaust world.
For some theologians, the evils of the Holocaust were unique; others believe they can be integrated into traditional theological discourse.
The Holocaust put the problem of suffering at the fore of Jewish theological discourse.
The findings of modern science and the tragedy of the Holocaust led some Jewish thinkers to redefine God.
Who was the famous young diarist?
The secret magazine of the boys of Terezin.
Elie Wiesel brought the Holocaust and its survival to the American public.
Using a medium often associated with lightheartedness to portray the horrors of the Holocaust.
Many women who wrote about the Holocaust explored issues related to gender and sexuality.