Beginning in June 1941, a wave of mass murder swept across Europe. By the end of World War II approximately 6,000,000 Jews, which included 1,500,000 children, had perished at the hands of the Nazi murderers. When the killing ended those who survived were released from the concentration camps and came out of hiding.
Here we present history with a human face: Read the stories of the survivors. Hear them speak. See their family photographs. Consult our encyclopedia. Read a historical introduction to the Holocaust.
Between September 1, 1939, when Nazi troops invaded Poland, and Germany’s surrender on May 8, 1945, Hitler waged two wars. One was against Allied forces on three continents. The other was against the Jews--the Holocaust.