• Did the Holocaust Happen ?

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Jews Were Killed During the Holocaust

Behind the Numbers


A genocide of over 6 million people is a catastrophe of such magnitude that it's virtually impossible to comprehend.
Each of these 6 million people had a story; here are the stories of 4 them:

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to a Jewish family with deep roots in the German society. Following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, her parents decided that Germany is not safe for Jews, and they moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and lived there in relative peace - Anna was 4 years old at the time.

At the age of 13, Anne began to write a personal diary. The diary reflects the soul of a young girl growing up. Her sensitivity, her courage, her hopes and aspirations for the future, her relationships with people and her deep love for nature.

With the entry of the Nazis in 1940 to the Netherlands, the tone of the diary changed dramatically, just like Anne’s life: "Dad was removed from the management of the two companies of which he worked for, I feel sorry as now he often just sits at home" . Anne and her sister were also forced to leave the school they attended, "No one can understand a child of 13, feeling all alone in the world" she wrote.

In light of the Nazi occupation, Otto Frank found a hiding place for his family in an old four-story building, which had corporate offices and storage rooms in it. With the assistant of Otto’s former employees and friends, the family disappeared in July 1942 with four other Jews into a secret annex attic where they lived in hiding for two years.

On 4 August 1944 the Gestapo and Dutch police officers were sent to search for the hideout, based on an anonymous tip they received. They discovered the bookcase that hid the entrance to the secret annex attic. All of the eight people who were in hiding were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, the men and women were separated viciously upon arrival. In the end of the war, only Otto survived Frank the horrors.

Mordechai Anielewicz was born in 1919 in Warsaw, capital of Poland. At the age of 15, Mordechai joined the "Hashomer Hatzair", a Jewish socialist youth organization, where he excelled and showed significant leadership skills.

On 7 September 1939, a few days after the Second World War began, Anielewicz escaped with his friends from Warsaw. They tried to cross the border to Romania and open path that will allow them to smuggle young people towards the Land of Israel. His plan failed as he was captured and imprisoned in a Soviet prison.

After his release he traveled to Vilna (Lithuania), a gathering point for youth movements and Jewish refugees, to convince his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer and others, to return with him to Warsaw to continue their political and educational activity. And so it was, in January 1940, Mordechai Anielewicz became the leader of the underground movement in Warsaw. He guided Jewish youth, published an underground newspaper, organised conferences and seminars and more. After the first reports of the mass murder of European Jews started to emerge, Anielewicz’s focus shifted and he understood the importance of Jewish defense within the Warsaw ghetto. He then established headed the "Jewish Fighting Organization" (Eyal, ŻOB).

On 18 January 1943, the Nazis violently rounded up the Warsaw ghetto Jews as part of an “Aktion”, where they chose who will stay and who will be sent to the death camps. Mordecai and other Eyal members, fought the German guards. He was the only one of his group to survive.

On April 19, 1943, at Passover eve, SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Stroop ordered the burning of the Ghetto, block by block. The ghetto, lead by Mordechai Anielewicz refused to surrender and so the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began. A total of 13,000 Jews died, about half of them burnt alive or suffocated. German casualties are not known, but were not more than 300. It was the largest single revolt by Jews during World War II

In his last letter to Yitzhak (Antek) Zuckerman, Mordechai wrote: "It is impossible to put into words what we have been through. One thing is clear, what happened exceeded our boldest dreams. The Germans ran twice from the ghetto.It is impossible to describe the conditions under which the Jews of the ghetto are now living. Only a few will be able to hold out. The remainder will die sooner or later. Their fate is decided. “

The Image of the Unknown Jewish boy raising his hands with the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto is one of the most famous pictures of the Holocaust.

The picture was taken on April 19th 1943, as part of “Stroop report” written by the Nazi officer Juergen Stroop under the orders of Heinrich Himmler, following the abolition of the ghetto. The photo was captioned "Pulled from the bunkers by force."

The photo documents the forceful evacuation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi’s attempt to subdue of the uprising. It is believed that shortly after the picture was taken, the Unknown Jewish Kid and the other residents of the Ghetto were sent to the Umschlagplatz and then to the Treblinka extermination camp.

Until this day, the child raising his hands have not been positively identified, although there are several assumptions to his identity.

The German soldier documented aiming his weapon is Joseph Blsh (Blösche), SS Corporal notorious for his cruelty, even among the Nazi ranks. After the war, while in Soviet captivity, he was injured in a work accident, whereupon his face distorted beyond recognition. This helped him get away, he escaped and even started a family. Only in 1967, his true identity was discovered and he was arrested and interrogated by the Stasi. During interrogation he confessed: "The picture shows how me, as a Gestapo officer in the Warsaw ghetto with a group of SS removing a large group of Jews from a building. These are mostly women, children and old people ... from there to the Umschlagplatz train station."

He was tried in East Germany, was found guilty of involvement in the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Jews from the ghetto and the murder of thousands of Jews, and was sentenced to death on July 29, 1969.

Janusz Korczak was a physician, writer and educator. His original name was Henryk Goldschmidt, and he was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1878 to a wealthy Mixed Jewish-Christian family. Korczak studied medicine at the University of Warsaw, and during his studies he worked in a children's ward of a hospital, learned about the hardships of orphans and poor families and knew the hardships.

He founded two orphanages - one Jewish and the other orphanage for Polish kids. He managed the Jewish orphanage for 30 years - from 1911 until he was murdered by the Nazis in Treblinka death camp in 1942.

As part of the decision of the Nazis to eliminate the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, orders were given to send to the Treblinka death camp the children from the orphanage of Dr. Janusz Korczak.

The Nazis offered Janusz Korczak to stay behind, abandon the Jewish kids and survive - but he refused and chose to go to the death camp with “his children”. So, on a gloomy morning in 1942, 200 orphans walked from Warsaw to the train station on their way to the death camp, led by Janusz Korczak. Eyewitness described the events as follows: "... it was not a parade to the train of death. This was an organized protest, muted and silenced, against murder! ... All the children lined up in fours, Korczak was at the front with his head up, holding the hands of two children ... "

Holocaust Timeline

1933

  • Adolf Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    German President, Paul von Hindenburg, appoints Adolf Hitler - leader of The National Socialist German Workers' Party (The Nazi Party) - as Chancellor. The Nazi Party becomes a member of the German government coalition, along with the German Nationalist People's Party. This was the culmination of Hitler's attempt to seize power via coup d'etat, which began as early as 1923 ("The Beer Hall Putsch") - to establish The Third Reich.



  • The First Concentration Camp

    The Nazi SS units ("Protection Squads") establishes the first concentration camp outside the town of Dachau in Germany. The camp is built to occupy regime opponents, and was the only concentration camp to remain active until the end of World War II, in May 1945.

  • Nuremberg Race Laws

    The Nazi Party declared its anti-semithic ideology as early as 1920, publicly demanding to segragate Jews from Aryans. This ideaology intensified ever since, until September 15, 1935, when the Nazi Party finally institutionalized many of these racist laws, officially named "Nuremberg Laws" (after the city in which their annual rally took place).

  • World War II, Ghettos & Death Camps

    After Germany occupies and incorporates Austria on March 11-13th, 1938, and afterwards invades Poland on September 1th, 1939 - World War II in Europe has began. During this time period the Nazis establish as many as 1,124 Jewish ghettos across Europe, along with many concentration camps and death camps. Poland had the most ghettos - roughly 600 - and the first was in Piotrkow Trybunalski, established October 8th.

  • The Beginning of Nazi Demise

    After loosing the battle of Stalingrad, November 23, 1942 - Nazi Germany's decline is accelerated. After D-Day in Normandy, Paris is liberated August 25th, 1944, and on January 12, 1945, the Soviets attack the Nazis in East Europe. On January 27th, 1945, The Soviets liberate Auschwitz death camp - in which over 1 million Jews were murdered. The highet death-toll for a single concentration camp.

  • Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler is warned by his officers that the Soviets are only a day or two from seizing the chancellery. They advise him to flee to his home at the Bavarian Alps, but instead Hitler decides to commit suicide. He takes a cyanide pill, and shoot himself with a pistol. Both Hitler and his wife, Eva, are cremated in the chancellery garden. Adolf Hitler was not officially declared dead, by a German court, until 1956.

  • Germany Surrenders

    On May 7th, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the western allies, and on May 9th - to the Soviets. World War II has ended with a terrible death toll of over 60 million people; 6 millions of them were Jews.

1945

Photos from the Holocaust


Photographs of the horrors of the holocaust are few and scarce compared to the multitude of pictures per second we have of every second of our lives today.
It's hard to understand that there was a time that people didn't walk around with a digital camera in their pocket and photography was a privilege of few.
Below you will find pictures taken by the people who witnessed the abhorrent events and were also able to document them.

Zeev Dafni

Zeev Dafni

This picture was taken about a month after the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated in 1945. Dressed in his former concentration camp uniform, Zeev Danfi knew that his parents were killed and had no idea what was the faith of his brother and sisters.

Jewish mother and child

Jewish mother and child

The German policeman who killed the Jewish mother and child was proud enough of this deed to send the photo of it back home, with the inscription on the back: "Jewish Action 1942, Ivangorod, Ukraine".

Hana Brady

Hana Brady

Hana Brady was born in 1931 to a Jewish family in Czechoslovakia.
As the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, 8 years old Hana watched her parents being taken away by the Nazis, never to be seen again. She was later sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and in 1944 she was deported to Auschwitz. Being too young to be put in forced labour, Hana was sent to the gas chambers on arrival and perished that same day. She was 14.

Holocaust crematorium oven

Jewish corpse in a crematorium oven

Survivors of the Dachau Concentration Camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by pushing a corpse into one of the ovens. This picture was taken hours after the Dachau Concentation Camp was liberated in 1945 (source: USHMM)

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Did The Holocaust Occur?


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The further we move away from the Holocaust time-period, the harder it is for the young generation to realize what really happened. So, like most of us, they google it to find answers.


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Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research. With unceasing efforts to safeguard and impart the memory of the victims and the events of the holocaust.


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USHMM.org

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.


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Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The Anne Frank website, comes to tell adults and kids the story of the Holocaust, through the life story and eyes of Anne and her family. Following her diary entries you will get a rare glimpse into the life of a young girl during the dark times in Amsterdam under the Nazi occupation.

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The Holocaust Explained

TheHolocaustExplained

The Holocaust explained website, managed by the London Jewish Cultural Centre is a website designed for young students. Using visual aids such as maps, pictures, videos and diagrams and helps explain the complexed concept and events of the Second World War in a safe environment for kids.

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Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin talks about many aspects of the Jewish community in Germany throughout history. The Academy programs within the museum include the Jewish-Islamic Forum and the Academy program in migration and diversity.

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HDEC

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The center has a two mission: To document and present an enduring, historically accurate record of the Holocaust and to teach people from all walks of life the universal lessons of the Holocaust - the catastrophic ramifications of prejudice, racism, stereotyping, and bullying.

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