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While we don’t know exactly where US Army medic Eldon G. Nicholas found a monkey hand puppet, we do know that he used it to bring joy to the children at Vittel internment camp during its liberation. Kiki the monkey puppet is now a treasured part of our collection.
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US Holocaust Museum 19h
After the German government passed the Nuremberg Race Laws—which defined Jews as a separate race and stripped them of rights— American newspapers alerted the public to heightening discrimination in Nazi Germany.
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US Holocaust Museum 22h
What does a curator do? Find out tomorrow on Instagram Live, when Museum curator answers your questions and shows you some of her favorite artifacts. Go to our IG Story and ask your question before we go live at 1:30 EST tomorrow!
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In 1946, the Ringelblum Archive—a vast collection of testimony and artifacts from the Warsaw Ghetto— was unearthed from its underground hiding place by its few surviving authors.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 16
Our Museum is a stark reminder of the dangers of indifference. Three million civilians trapped in Syria's province face a serious risk of mass killing by the Syrian government. Please do not forget the plight of the Syrian people.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 16
FDR signed the first peacetime draft in American history in 1940, calling up 900,000 men ages 25-36 for defensive purposes only. Winston Churchill had asked FDR to provide Great Britain with all the aid he could in short of declaring war.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 15
The anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws were implemented in 1935. The laws embodied many of the racial theories underpinning Nazi ideology. Read more about the laws that would provide the legal framework for the systematic persecution of Jews in Germany.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 15
By the time Nazi Germany forced the world into war, democratic civilization itself was at stake. Despite most Americans' desire to stay out of the war, FDR faced the challenge of trying to prepare an isolationist nation for the possibility.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 14
In 1944, US Army medic Anthony Acevedo was captured as a POW, and was subjected to beatings and torture. While in a forced labor camp, he recorded every atrocity and death he witnessed in a secret diary. Read about his experiences:
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 13
“Today I'm worried about being ugly; tomorrow I might stop thinking forever.” —Renia Spiegel Diaries from young people like Renia are powerful testaments to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust. Learn more about the importance of these diaries:
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 13
During the Holocaust, dating from before the war remained popular, but ghettos, camps, and partisan settings gave rise to new works. These songs were often inspired by the latest news of the war, and songs that often concerned the loss of family.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 12
One hundred years after the future Führer first declared “the final goal" to eradicate Jews, four top executives join to highlight the memory and lessons of the Holocaust.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 12
After the German invasion of Poland, David Bayer and his family were subjected to acts of violence by the German occupiers and their collaborators. Listen as he describes life in his hometown of Kozienice, Poland, after the occupation in September 1939.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 11
Latvian concertmaster Perec Brandt played his violin for guards in the Buchenwald concentration camp in exchange for extra rations — but also performed secretly in the children’s barracks. that Brandt's is only one of ten violins in our collection?
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 11
Today we stand with the to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks. We encourage you to consider how institutions of memory invite healing, understanding, and education about unfathomable events in history.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 10
What did Americans know about WWII as it was happening? Help us find out. Sign up for History Unfolded and become a citizen historian today.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 10
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Learn more about rescue during the Holocaust.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 10
“You will always be remembered in our prayers, for you didn’t just save the Jewish person 75 years ago, you made it possible for generations to be born.”
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Rahm Emanuel Sep 9
Honored to receive the National Leadership Award at the 2019 Risa K. Lambert Luncheon in Chicago. The Museum isn’t just about Never Again. It’s about inspiration to act, resilience in our resistance when we confront hate, & strength & courage in our convictions.
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US Holocaust Museum Sep 7
in 1939, American filmmaker Julien Bryan began a daring mission to document the German invasion of Poland. Read more about Bryan and the images he collected: (📸 Julien Bryan Archive)
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