It is among the most horrific moments in history. The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys attempt to murder all of Europes Jews from 1933-45. Before the Nazis were defeated, six million Jews were murdered including 1.5 million children. Five million non-Jews were killed.
Ever since, people throughout the world have struggled to understand the legacy of the Holocaust. Thats what this magazine is all about remembering the Holocaust, so that another tragedy like it will never happen again. In these pages, youll hear the stories of the people who experienced the Holocaust the victims and perpetrators; the people who spoke out against Nazi atrocities and those who didnt.
What are the consequences of silence in the face of hatred and bigotry? Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran minister who opposed the Nazis, described it this way:
In Germany, they came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. . . . Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
A history of the Holocaust through one womans eyes
Will a young German boy risk his own life to save his Jewish friend? Would you?
Mapping the Nazis reign of terror through Europe
A guide to the terrible history of the Holocaust
A glossary of terms decodes the language of the Holocaust
A victims story: How a school boy learned about hate
Why did some people do nothing to help? Hear why one bystander stayed silent
Not all the killers were Nazis. Some were ordinary people who became collaborators
The chilling story of how one Nazi soldier learned to commit murder
At the infamous Terezin ghetto, kids found life through art and poetry
True drama: A teens choice freedom or family?
Rescuers and resisters defied the Nazis and saved lives
Genocides past and present: How hatred and bigotry have driven men to kill
Art of a Lifetime: A poem is one victims legacy