“While watching a TV interview, the speaker pleaded to younger generations, not about guilt, but asking us, me, to take responsibility. I would soon visit the Auschwitz Memorial and for the first time got an idea of the dimensions of suffering and atrocities committed. Shortly after, I bought my first digital camera. It was time to do my part.”
—Luigi Toscano

Italian photographer Luigi...
View details ⇨
Lou Goldberg
Nancy Soos
Ellie Pomeroy
Thousands of objects.
Each one tells a story.
Explore our collection: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Olympic torch relay is a German invented ritual still celebrated today. It commemorates the beginning of the Olympic games every four years.

#SafeguardTheTruth
Pablo Schwartz
Lou Goldberg
In our newest episode of Curators Corner, librarian Ron Coleman shares the American Friends Service Committee Collection. The collection records the Committee’s work to help refugees fleeing Nazism. Ron is joined by Susan Warsinger, a Holocaust survivor who volunteers at the Museum and whose escape from Nazi-occupied Europe is documented in one of the collection’s over 20,000 files.
Joyce Lynne Fain
In our next Curators Corner, we’ll share a collection that documents the American Friends Service Committee’s efforts to help refugees fleeing Nazism and talk to a survivor that was reunited with her parents thanks to the Committee’s work. We’ll post the episode Thursday at 5 p.m. EST. Here’s a preview:
On May 20, 1940, the SS established the main camp of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. By the time that Soviet forces liberated the camp in January 1945, the SS and police had sent at least 1.3 million people to the Auschwitz complex. Of these, approximately 1.1 million were murdered there. Learn more about Auschwitz. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: View of the execution wall next to Block 11...
View details ⇨
On May 20 1940 the SS established the main camp of the
Matt Oill
Branislav Korenic
Lou Goldberg
Join us on June 15 as Dr. Robin Judd discusses loss, liberation, and love between Jewish women & soldiers.

Details: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#USHMM
Join us on June 15 as Dr Robin Judd discusses loss liberation

Weinmann Annual Lecture 2017

EVENT - facebook.com
Watch oral histories recorded from Japanese Americans who served in the US military during World War II. [ Bit.ly Link ] #AAPIHM #AAPIHM17

Photo: Tahae Sugita, a Japanese American soldier with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, stands next to a concentration camp survivor he has just liberated on a death march from Dachau. Waakirchen, Germany, May 2, 1945. US Holocaust Memorial Museum,...
View details ⇨
Watch oral histories recorded from Japanese Americans who served in the US
Lili Berko
Patrick Faraci
Ken Lederman
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in our Facebook community!

Image: Mother’s Day card featuring a color drawing of a vase with flowers and a greeting. Ursula Harpruder sent the card to her mother Gerda Harpruder in 1940, when the Harpruders were refugees in Shanghai. Shanghai, China, May 1940. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ralph Harpruder
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in our Facebook community
Christina Leclair
On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. On board were 937 passengers, almost all of whom were Jews fleeing the Third Reich.

To learn more, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Katie Faulk
Lou Goldberg
Gabriella Sternberg Malec
Thousands of artifacts including a parachute turned wedding dress worn by at least a dozen women, psychiatric records from a Nazi medical center and notes from a prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials are just a few artifacts that have found a new home in our David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center.

For more about these artifacts, read below
Thousands of artifacts including a parachute turned wedding dress worn by at

Holocaust museum gets center to house memories of a nightmare

washingtonpost.com
Jackie O. Stein
Ferne McAllister
Karen Lynn
In nearly every culture and time, books have been banned—sometimes in more than one place and for completely different reasons. On May 10, 1933, students at numerous universities throughout Germany burned more than 80,000 works of both Jewish and non-Jewish authors, attempting to destroy “un-German” literature, ideas, and culture in order to a promote superior “Aryan” beliefs. Learn more: [...
View details ⇨
Bill Woofer Crane
Charles Herbek
Sam Feldstein
As the World War II generation diminishes, the Museum will face a profound challenge: how to teach about the Holocaust without survivors’ unique, authentic voices.

Join us on May 16 at 7 PM EDT at the Museum to explore the potential of new technologies, including virtual reality, to educate younger generations on the relevance of history.
[ Bit.ly Link ]

Unable to join us? Tune in to watch...
View details ⇨
As the World War II generation diminishes the Museum will face a

New Frontiers: Technology and the Preservation and Presentation

EVENT - facebook.com
Anthony Nuccio
Susie Jean
On May 8, 1945, people in New York City and elsewhere gathered to celebrate the news of VE Day. Watch newsreel footage of the day's jubilation.
Maggie McDougall
Theodora Tonkinson
Patti Whatley Forsythe Edwards
How can history help us think about the world we live in today?

Pennsylvania—Join us on May 18 at 7 PM EDT at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El -Our House, Your Home to hear about the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930-40’s when seeking safe haven in the United States.

[ Bit.ly Link ]
#USHMM
How can history help us think about the world we live in today
Sharon Beck
Audi Blankenship
Learn how survivors rebuilt their lives after the Holocaust. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Graduation exercises of the nursing school in Wels displaced persons camp. Wels, Austria, 1947-1951. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Judith and Eddie Weinstein. #NursesDay
Learn how survivors rebuilt their lives after the Holocaust
During WWII, America brought in the Looney Tunes as reinforcement on the home front. Learn more about propaganda in cartoons by following us on Instagram:
[ Bit.ly Link ]
S Evan Puls
Brandi Pobst
Scott Alan
“I just remember the first time I went to the Museum, it being so profound. And it's a lesson for everybody. That's something that stayed true to me. every time I go, I see something different. And when I come back, I always take somebody different.” — Ray Allen

Listen to his Voices on Antisemitism interview as he reflects on #USHMM. [ Bit.ly Link ] [ Bit.ly Link ]
I just remember the first time I went to the Museum it
Paul D Booker Sr
Christina Braswell
Catherine Finch
On May 8, 1945, people in New York City and elsewhere gathered to celebrate the news of VE Day. Watch newsreel footage of the day's jubilation.
Maria Sevely
Sagit Weinstock
Mary Beth Tuttle
During WWII, America brought in the Looney Tunes as reinforcement on the home front. Learn more:
[ Bit.ly Link ]
During WWII America brought in the Looney Tunes as reinforcement on the

Daffy Duck and the Nazi Threat - US Holocaust Museum - Medium

bit.ly
"We collect primarily to document the experiences and also memorialize the victims of the Holocaust." — Travis Roxlau, Director of Collections, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The new 103,000-square-foot David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center is safeguarding for all time the nation’s collection on the Holocaust.
We collect primarily to document the experiences and also memorialize the victims

US Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicates conservation center in Maryland

foxnews.com