The Holocaust #holocaust

Steven Lasky

Most of the victims of the Holocaust (Shoah in Hebrew) were European Jews. In all, approximately six million Jews perished, mostly at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during the second World War. The Nazis strove to persecute Jews and commit genocide, all as part of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

During this time, many Jews were forced into ghettos or sent directly to internment (concentration) camps. Conditions in these ghettos were generally poor. There was great overcrowding; many starved and died of disease. Gradually, many of the ghettos were emptied, as those who had been forced to live in the ghettos were eventually deported to the concentration camps.

In the Holocaust portion of the virtual Museum of Family History, the story of this horrible period in Jewish history is told not only in the third-person, but also in a personal way, through first-hand, eyewitness accounts.

It is hoped that more survivors of the Holocaust will submit their own personal testimonies to the Museum, either in a written or oral form, so that those who wish to read and hear these accounts will become that much more knowledgeable about what occurred during these times.

Photographs of the concentration camp grounds and their 'museums' are displayed. Links to all pertinent Holocaust-related websites are proffered so that all who are interested can see the fine work that other people and organizations have done in order to educate others about the Holocaust. Exhibitions showing photographs of many of the extant Holocaust memorials in various cemeteries in New York, New Jersey and Canada, as well as those in many locations in Europe and Israel, can also be viewed online within the Museum's Holocaust project.

The Museum welcomes all those who wish to contribute their own personal account (even those heard secondhand, passed down from parent or grandparent to child) of their experiences during the Holocaust, as well as any family photographs taken during these arduous times.

It is the mission of the Museum to honor and preserve the memory of our ancestors, our families. It is hoped that the presentation of this material relating to the Holocaust will contribute in some small but perceptible way to keeping its memory alive in order to remind everyone that such a tragedy must never happen again.

The Museum contains such exhibitions as the following:

Persecution and Flight: The Nazi Campain Against the Jews
The Jewish Ghetto
Never Forget: Images of the Nazi Camps
World Holocaust Memorials
Walk in My Shoes: Collected Memories of the Holocaust

You can find links to these and more at

The Museum of Family History is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations.

Steven Lasky

tzipporah batami

is this museums exhibits available to all online? this may be the answer then to my campaign to stop keeping rights to survivor testimonies as in my moms research she has been unable to hear relatives and landsmen testimonies without being asked at advanced age in pandemic to travel like to michigan which does this alot. i believe certain things are made for all survivors and their heirs and ive made complaints to no avail whatsoever. please clarify if this will be open to all of if this virtual museum retains any rights. for those who testified in SF it has been extremely difficult to even get immediate family copies like for my father zl and i had to involve swc to protect my fathers rights because they claimed they had the right to put his testimony where they wanted and their platform is the disrespectful jew hating trolling youtube, and we had to testify his expectation was his testimony would be in a vault to serve as proof, and that he hated youtube. they do have a better option, a website you have to apply to to show you are a researcher or educator etc. i suggest your virtual museum also have a way to apply to see the exhibits to make sure it stays respectful because trollers dont register. thank you so much for your followup.

feigie teichman