truth of the photographs of the crimes and atrocities included in
this Holocaust project needs to be shown. The photos may be of
graphic nature and disturbing - before providing access to younger
learners, parents and teachers should preview the sites and guide
through what they may read and see.
The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews
during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived
in the 21 countries of Europe that would be military occupied by
Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European
Jews had been killed by the Nazis.
1.5 million children were murdered during the Holocaust. This
figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of
thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of institutionalized
handicapped children. Nazi persecution, arrests, and deportations
were directed against all members of Jewish families without
concern for age. Plucked from their homes and stripped of their
childhoods, the children had witnessed the murder of parents,
siblings, and relatives. They faced starvation, illness and brutal
labor, until they were consigned to the gas chambers.
Holocaust Websites - Crimes, Heroes And Villains
were established 1996 to promote education about the history
of the Holocaust and assist visitors in developing understanding
of the ramifications of prejudice and racism. The resources
include essays, poems, eyewitness testimonies, photographs,
documents, films, literature, timelines, links.
- Louis Bülow Privacy