Survival is a privilege which entails
obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for
those who have not survived. The answer I have found for
myself (and which need not necessarily be the answer for
every survivor) is: I want to be their mouthpiece, I want to
keep their memory alive, to make sure the dead live on in
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."
In the Holocaust portion of the 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.
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.
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