The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, #USHMM, inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, #PreventGenocide, and promote human dignity.

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The timeless image of two children next to a Christmas tree served a purpose far greater than most holiday photos. It helped save a Jewish family during the Holocaust. Watch live on Facebook on 12/8 at 9:30 am to learn how this photo made the difference between life and death.
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'In the context of a dangerous rise today in Holocaust denial, distortion, and antisemitism, irresponsible analogies are more egregious than ever.' writes Sara J. Bloomfield, @HolocaustMuseum director. link.medium.com/fBcsGfdtMlb
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#OTD 80 years ago, the Japanese military bombed the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, prompting the United States to enter World War II. Learn more about the attack and what prompted it. #PearlHarbor80 encyclopedia.ushmm.org/conte…
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To Dr. Mengele, Jews were not human but material to be studied and destroyed. We will never teach young Americans if we use victims as tools in political disputes. #USHMM director Sara J. Bloomfield warns against exploiting history to advance an agenda. medium.com/memory-action/men…
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Today, the White House announced a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics due to crimes committed against the #Uyghurs. History has shown us how the Olympics can be used for propaganda. Learn more about the persecution of this Muslim minority in China. ushmm.org/genocide-preventio…
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80 years ago this month, the SS and police began using poison gas for the mass murder of Jews at Chelmno. It was the first stationary facility where this method was used to kill Jews. The SS killed at least 172,000 people there in less than 3 years. encyclopedia.ushmm.org/conte…
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While imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Eva Ostwalt created a cookbook. Stealing paper from the factory where she was forced to work, she recorded recipes for typical central European dishes and wrote down recipes inmates shared with her.
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“The Nazis took all the Jewish businesses away,” remembered Holocaust survivor Irene Frank. #OTD in 1938, the German government issued the Decree on the Utilization of Jewish Property, forcing Jews to liquidate their businesses or sell them to non-Jews. encyclopedia.ushmm.org/conte…
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A Facebook account is not required to access the live program on our Facebook page. The program will also be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.
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Ernest Guttmann was 14 years old when he was sent on a Kindertransport. The Kindertransports, the first of which arrived in Great Britain #OTD in 1938, rescued about 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Nazi Germany. Many never saw their parents again.
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As the darling of Paris, performer Josephine Baker used her celebrity to collect intelligence about the Nazis and their collaborators—reporting it to the British, using invisible ink on sheet music. This week, she became the first Black woman inducted into France's Pantheon.
Josephine Baker will become the first Black woman inducted into France’s Panthéon wapo.st/3rs4x2N
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Alice Goldberger cared for children whom the world had betrayed. She fostered dozens of child Holocaust survivors through a British government program. Watch live on Facebook on 12/8 at 9:30 a.m. ET to learn about Alice, a German Jew who lost her own family to the Holocaust.
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In a time when displays of antisemitism are becoming increasingly commonplace, we must carry forward the stories of Holocaust survivors and victims. It is your support that makes that possible. Please support this work by making a gift this #GivingTuesday. donate.ushmm.org/Y-kuPAOQ5Uq…
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For Holocaust survivors, it is deeply offensive to see traumatic moments of their lives—friends who turned on them, a sibling murdered, constant fear—exploited in inaccurate comparisons. What they survived must be remembered and learned from, not misused. ushmm.org/information/press/…
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Thank you for your generous donation to our museum.
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Jews being attacked. Holocaust comparisons misused. Symbols of hate flagrantly displayed. It’s been a year of surging antisemitism and rampant misinformation. For #GivingTuesday, help us rescue the evidence and teach the Holocaust to generations to come. donate.ushmm.org/Y-kuPAOQ5Uq…
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Anna Heilman’s sister, Ester (pictured as a young girl with Anna and their sister Sabina), was executed at Auschwitz for supplying gunpowder to the Sonderkommando resistance. “I believe—I have to believe they didn't die in vain, they did it for something,” Anna later reflected.
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"And we were in small groups, with lookout posts, hundreds gathering to say the prayers and the blessing of Hanukkah, of the miracle of Hanukkah. ... Future, there was none. But we didn't give up." Hear Bart Stern discuss an act of resistance to celebrate #Hanukkah in Auschwitz.
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In November 1944, the SS began dismantling Auschwitz-Birkenau’s gas chambers and crematoria in an attempt to erase the evidence of mass killings. Erich Kulka was one of the prisoners forced to help dismantle these structures.
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