In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education centre in Tokyo. It belonged to an orphan girl called Hana Brady. Everyone was desperate to discover the story of Hana. Who was she? What had happened to her? This is the true story of what was uncovered of Hana and her family.
Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor and victim of Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz. Mengele was given the name “Angel of Death,” because of his position as a SS physician in charge of selecting which new prisoners of the camp would be killed or selected for forced labor. Kor and her sister launched a search for other twins who survived Mengele’s experiments and located 122 individual survivors. She founded C.A.N.D.L.E.S. #Holocaust museum in Indiana.
Children in Theresienstadt - Established in 1941, Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. Tens of thousands of children were held there for months or years, before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland, as well as to smaller camps elsewhere.
Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. She was ordered to report every pregnant woman to the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would use them in cruel experiments like vivisections before killing them. She would give them abortions before he found out to save them from this fate. After being rescued from the camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.
"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.
This critical-thinking activity asks students to determine who was responsible for the Holocaust and to what extent they are guilty of crimes against humanity, then create a circle graph in which they assign the person(s) responsible the percentage of responsibility they should bear for the Holocaust. Free.
This site is designed to help you with your school and homework on the Holocaust. Learn about the development of Adolf Hitler's antisemitic ideas from their beginning through to the Final Solution. Find out how and why the Nazi dictatorship built ghettos, concentration camps and eventually extermination camps like Auschwitz.
Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188
Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Now in her 80s, she fears younger generations lack knowledge of the Holocaust. "I had an operation once and the anaesthetist comes and looks at [the tattoo on] my arm and he says, 'What is this?' And I said, 'That's from Auschwitz.' And he said, 'Auschwitz, what was that?' And that was a young man, a qualified doctor," she says.