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Shtetl
This is the companion Web site for FRONTLINE's 1996 program chronicling filmmaker Marian Marzynski's journey to Poland to search for remnants of the lives and memories of an entire Jewish village, a shtetl, lost in the Holocaust. This site offers stories of Polish rescuers of Jews during the war; readings on Polish-Jewish relations over the centuries; an article on the Treblinka death camp where the Jews of the village of Bransk were sent; and an excerpt from writer Eva Hoffman's book, Shtetl — The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews. Also included are viewers' letters about the program.
Edward R. Murrow's Report from Buchenwald
A transcript of the legendary CBS journalist's 1945 radio report describing what Murrow saw and felt upon entering the Buchenwald death camp.
The Seventy-First Came to Gunskirchen Lager
This booklet that was produced by the U.S. Army's 71st Division in World War II detailing individual servicemen's reactions when they liberated a concentration camp in northern Austria called Gunskirchen Lager. It includes essays written by soldiers and photos that they took of "the horror of Gunskirchen."
'The Journalism of The Holocaust'
A thought-provoking 1996 lecture given by journalist Marvin Kalb at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He assesses why contemporary news coverage of the Holocaust was marginalized by the U.S. press, most notably, The New York Times.
Timeline of the Holocaust: 1933-1945
A comprehensive timeline of the Nazi Holocaust that begins with Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany. It is part of the Web site for the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.
Survivors of The Shoah Visual History Foundation
The Web site of this organization set up by "Schindler's List" director Steven Spielberg to preserve on film the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. The "Archive" section includes the "Online Testimony Viewer" which offers a selection from 52,000 testimonies, organized by theme.
Frequently Asked Questions On the Holocaust
Yad Vashem, "The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority" that was established by the Israeli Knesset, answers here on its Web site some of the major questions about the Holocaust.
'Nazi Ideology and the Camp System'
This article from the Web site of the PBS program, "Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State," offers an overview of the groups targeted by the Nazis and how the camp system evolved to meet the needs of Hitler's master plan to "purify the Aryan race." The site's glossary covers terms and places central to the history of the Holocaust.
Holocaust Encyclopedia
The United States Holocaust Museum maintains this site that offers articles, photographs, and personal stories, as well as material on the liberation of the Nazi camps and the camp system.
The Holocaust Cybrary
This is another large Holocaust remembrance site. The "Witnesses" section includes first-hand accounts from survivors and liberators. It also has excerpts from Nazi authorities' letters concerning "sterilization," "euthanasia" and the "execution of Jews."

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