Holocaust History

“Never forget the importance of history. To know nothing of what happened before   you took your place on earth, is to remain a child for ever and ever.” 

“Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” 

– George Santayana    



It is our duty to learn and know how deliberate murder in the Holocaust, sanctioned by the world, was not stopped.  If we don’t know how it happened, we will not know how to prevent it from happening again.  If we remain ignorant, it can happen to us.

The Survivors beg us, “Don’t forget.  Remember us!   Don’t let it happen again!”

statement of Eli Wiesel (Small)

Timeline of the Holocaust

To truly see things in perspective, take a look at the chronological progression of the Holocaust. It started long before WWII.


To Learn More

We encourage further research on the Holocaust and the resilient Survivors of that time. Below are a few website links, books, DVD’s and facilities to help you in your search. Soon we will have more possibilities for you to learn so check back for additional information.


Holocaust History http://www.historywiz.com/holocaust.htm

Holocaust Studies http://www.aish.com/holocaust/default.asp

Jewish Virtual Library http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/holo.html 

US Holocaust Museum  http://www.ushmm.org/research



“The Holocaust: The History” by Martin Gilbert

“The Years of Extermination” by Saul Friedlander

“The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures” by Louis Weber/Legacy Pub

“I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust” by Livia Bitton-Jackson

“The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust” by Jane Marks

“Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe” by Deborah Dwork

“Hidden Children: Forgotten Survivors of the Holocaust” by Andre Stein

“The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom

“Maus” Volumes I & II” by Art Spiegelman

“The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival” by Sara Tuvel Bernstein

“In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer” by Irene Gut Opdyke

“Hidden on the Mountain” by DeSaix and Ruelle

“Countrymen” by Bo Lidegaard

“Clara’s War” by Clara Kramer

“The Holocaust by Bullets” by Father Patrick Desbois

“Dear God, have you ever gone hungry?” by Joseph Bau

“Night” by Eli Wiesel

“Father of the Orphans: The Story of Janusz Korczak” by Mark Bernheim

Documentarys and Movies:

PaperClips: The Movie Students in Whitwell, TN http://www.paperclipsmovie.com/synopsis.php

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248912/

The Hiding Place: The Movie  http://www.billygraham.org/HidingPlace_Index.asp

Defiance: The Movie   http://www.movies.com/defiance/m59654

The Pianist   http://www.movies.com/pianist/m60596


Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel http://www.yadvashem.org/

Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C., USA  http://www.ushmm.org/

Holocaust Museum, N.W. Military Dr, San Antonio, TX http://hmmsa.org/

Local Jewish Community Centers may have a museum in your city


Articles and Other Resources:

Columbia University Holocaust Library, New York, NY http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlj/holocaust.html