In May 1935, Jews were forbidden to
join the Wehrmacht
(the army), and in the summer of the same year,
anti-Semitic propaganda appeared in shops and
The Nuremberg Laws were passed around the
time of the great Nazi rallies at Nuremberg; on
September 15, 1935 the "Law for the Protection of German
Blood and Honor" was passed, preventing marriage between
any Jew and Gentile....
of the old synagogue in Aachen after its destruction
on Kristallnacht. From the
When we hear the word
"ghetto" in reference to Jewish history, we most often think of the time
during the Second World War when Jews were forcibly relocated to small
areas of a town or city where they lived under deplorable conditions.
In this exhibition you will
be able to read about some of the many ghettos created during the war,
as well as hear from former ghetto residents. Also you will see postal
artifacts that were sent to or from several of the Jewish Ghettos of
Forget" is a multimedia presentation that represents in
some small way the history of the Jewish "experience"
during the Holocaust in the many
this exhibition you will learn about many of the camps
that existed before and during World War II, read
testimony from those who were held there, as well as see
many intriguing postcards, letters, stamps and other
postal artifacts that were sent to and from the various
In this exhibition
you will find hundreds of photographs and descriptions of many of the memorials to
the Holocaust that have been erected throughout Europe, the
United States, Canada, Israel, and elsewhere in the world.
These memorials are dedicated to the many
Jews--individuals and families-- who were
murdered during the war by the Nazis and their
collaborators. The memorials also remember lost
Jewish communities that were destroyed, never to
There are many
stories left to be told by survivors of the
Holocaust, stories that must be told so that
others may read and understand about what
transpired during these times. Read and hear the
important accounts of a number of survivors from
today's Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.
photo: Fence, building
and guard tower at Auschwitz.
Here you can see
photographs taken by those who visited these
camps over the past decade. These camps have,
for the most part, become museums and/or
memorials. It is hoped that by visiting these
sites, our increased awareness of what occurred
during this time might prevent such a horrific
event from ever happening again.