educational research on the holocaust

The First Steps Leading to the “Final Solution”

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The First Steps Leading
to the “Final Solution”

Synopsis

Once he became head of state by legal means, Hitler consolidated his power by neutralizing all political opponents and democratic institutions. …

The “Final Solution”

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The “Final Solution”

Synopsis

The Nazis, under cover of the war, developed the technology, bureaucracy, and psychology of hate to efficiently murder millions of Jews. The details of the “Final …

Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

Synopsis

Adolf Hitler, a charismatic, Austrian-born demagogue, rose to power in Germany during the 1920s and early 1930s at a time of social, political, and economic upheaval. Failing …

Nazi Fascism and the Modern Totalitarian State

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Nazi Fascism and
the Modern Totalitarian State

Synopsis

The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist, totalitarian state. Totalitarian regimes, in contrast to a dictatorship, establish complete political, social, and …

“The Final Solution”

The Aftermath

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The Aftermath

Synopsis

Much of Europe was destroyed in the war. Survivors of the camps were in terrible condition, both physically and psychologically. Trials were held in Nuremberg in 1945 …

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1963-65 Testimony of Officers at Auschwitz

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1963-65 Testimony of Officers at Auschwitz

FRANKFURT TRIAL

A trial… of the chief SS officers who worked at the extermination camp of Auschwitz. Also known as the Auschwitz Trial, it took place from December …

Excerpts from Testimonies of SS men

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Excerpts from Testimonies of SS men

Testimony of SS Scharfuhrer Erich Fuchs, in the Sobibor-Bolender trial, Dusseldorf:

[Quoted in “BELZEC, SOBIBOR, TREBLINKA – the Operation Reinhard Death Camps”, Indiana University Press – Yitzhak Arad,…

I.G. Farben: Testimony at Nuremberg

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I.G. Farben: Testimony at Nuremberg

– Part 1 –

“It was not until the prosecution staff reached the charge of slavery and mass murder that the critical point of the trial was reached…. The