Exploring the Holocaust

The Scout Report is a very valuable resource that I learned about from Jena. You can set it up to send you a weekly email full of Internet links to sites about science, history technology, art — you get the idea.

One of this week’s links is to The Holocaust Encyclopedia, which is part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s web site.

The museum is without a doubt the finest I have ever had the privilege of visiting. The encyclopedia appears to be a fantastic way to learn about every aspect of this indelible, never-to-be-forgotten period of life on earth.

When I clicked on “Liberation of the Nazi Camps,” I was presented with a page that contains articles, photos, video commentary, film footage, artifacts, maps, and related links. All of the sections are organized that way. I could easily spend a day on this site.

So, thank you, Jena; thank you, Scout Report; and thank you, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for leading me to the Holocaust Encyclopedia.

As heartbreaking as it is to study, it’s even more important than it is sad. And, there is always beauty, somewhere, always, to be found in everything — even this.

Soon after liberation, a camp survivor receives medical care. Bergen-Belsen, Germany, after April 15, 1945.

Soon after liberation, a camp survivor receives medical care. Bergen-Belsen, Germany, after April 15, 1945.

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    Sheri H said,

    My husband worked with a man (obviously elderly) who was in the Nazi camps and the horror stories he speaks of are so sad and yet, need to be told b/cuz too many idealistic kids/people out there think it is something that cannot happen again-and the truth is, it can and is in different forms throughout the world today. Thanks for the link, I will have to check it out-we were unable to visit the museum when we were in DC this summer due to time constraints, but will next time we go. Apparently when Max spoke to a group of high schoolers (my husband was there working with him) the room was so quiet when he finished speaking that you could have heard a pin drop. If he can do that in a lecture, imagine what a book would do?

    Do take care, and thanks again for sharing that link info.

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      sgaissert said,

      Thank you, Sheri. My daughter and I were privileged to have a “pin drop” experience a few years ago, when we heard a WWII POW speak, as well as a Jewish man who pretended to be Christian as a child to avoid the Nazis. I hope your friend does write a book. Susan

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