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Selected Exhibits > Holocaust

   Selected Exhibits
   1. NSDAP Rise to Power
   2. Berlin Olympics 1936
   3. Hitler Youth
   4. Winterhilfswerk
   5. Battle of Britain
   6. German Home Front
   7. America at War
   8. Russian Front
   9. Holocaust
   10. Liberation of Europe

With the NSDAP rise to power in 1933, the party implemented policies to rid Germany of the "Jewish Problem". There were anti-Jewish boycotts, book burnings, and the enactment of anti-Jewish legislation. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws defined Jews by blood and ordered the total separation of "Aryans" and "non-Aryans." On November 9, 1938, the Nazis destroyed synagogues and the shop windows of Jewish-owned stores throughout Germany and Austria (Kristallnacht).

"Opponents of Hitler's regime, including liberals, socialists, Communists, trade unionists, and intellectual dissidents, were imprisoned in concentration camps. The first camp was at Dachau." - U.S. Holocaust Museum, June 1, 2006.

1930'S BRITISH PAMPHLET "FOUR WEEKS IN THE HANDS OF HITLER'S HELL-HOUNDS. THE NAZI MURDER CAMP OF DACHAU". By Hans Beimler, Member of the Reichstag: Leader of the Southern Bavarian District, Communist Party Of Germany.
1923 NSDAP INFLATIONARY CURRENCY PROPAGANDA LEAFLET. 100 million mark note with an anti-Semetic message on the reverse.

"The Jews take the gold and the silver from us like thieves. Come join Hitler, become a National Socialist."


1941 AMSTERDAM JEWISH GHETTO NEWSPAPER. Single page introduction to the "Jewish Weekly" information bulletin for Amsterdam dated April 11, 1941 (14 nisan 5701). This information bulletin was supposedly produced by the Jewish Council of Amsterdam but it was actually written by the German Bureau of Jewish Affairs to keep the Jews in the Amsterdam ghetto unaware of what really went on in the concentration camps. This 'Jewish Weekly' was a very well thought out German hoax.

In the article on the left side, the Jewish publishers thank the Germans for giving them permission to publish and distribute the 'Jewish Weekly' and call upon the Jewish ghetto population not to believe the rumors that are going around about the camps and the deportations

The closing words state, 'We all are going through a difficult period. We can bare it if we rely on the strength of our Judaism and maintain the calmness that will enable us to fulfill our duties for ourselves, our families and our community. May this journal contribute to it."

1942 JEWISH GHETTO DEPORTATION NOTICE. The "Jewish Weekly" information bulletin for Amsterdam dated July 10, 1942 (25 Tamoez 5702). Published by the Jewish Council for Amsterdam under the auspices of A. Asscher and Prof. Dr. D. Cohen EXTRA EDITION.

"The German Security police made the following announcement: About 700 Jews were arrested today in Amsterdam. If the 4,000 Jews selected for this week, won't depart to the labor camps in Germany, the 700 arrested Jews will be transferred to a concentration camp in Germany. The chairmen of the Jewish council for Amsterdam, A. ASSCHER - Prof. Dr. D. COHEN "

DACHAU CAMP COMMERATIVE ALBUM. This booklet documenting the Concentration Camp Dachau was printed by the U.S. Military and given to some of the troops who helped liberate the camp. The Album is in three parts: 1. Physical layout of camp; 2. Pictures of the victims, and 3. The trial of those in charge of the camp.

This book was given to Major John H. Posten, USAF. Caption, "Limited view of the barracks and the enclosure of the camp."

Caption, "Dead bodies are loaded on a car." Caption, "A witness recognizes the former camp commander Weiss." Weiss is standing on the right side of the picture.

1940 FRENCH POSTER REQUIRING JEWS TO REGISTER. From the mayor of Champigny-sur-Marne calling on the Jewish population to register at the mayor's office.

"AVIS AUX ISRAELITES. A la demande des Autorites d'occupation, les Israelites devront se presenter, munis de piecesd'identite, a la Mairie de Champigny (Bureau Du Recensement), avant le 2 Octobre, dernier delai, pour y remplir une fiche d'identitie. Faute de se presenter dans les delais prescrits, les personnes sus-visees s'exposeront aux mesures les plus severes. Champigny-sur-Marne, le 26 Septembre 1940. Le Maire, Gaston Chardin."

GERMAN  FORGERY OF A BRITISH WHITE £50 NOTE. "Almost perfect" forgeries of Bank of England Pound notes were produced by Jewish prisoners at the Saschenhausen concentration camp. The project was code named "Operation Bernhard". The German intent was to ruin the British economy by flooding them with hundreds of millions of counterfeit pounds. The initial plan was drop the notes from aircraft under the assumption that most people would keep the notes. The plan was not put into effect but the currency was used to pay for strategic imports and to pay German agents. This note bears Hitler's birthday April 20, 1936. The nick the right hand side of this note was done deliberately to emulate a genuine note.

BUCHENWALD SS CONCENTRATION CAMP PHOTOGRAPHS. Snapshot taken by US soldier of the bodies being guarded. Part of a series of photographs taken with the liberation of the death camps. SS CANTEEN BUCHENWALD "SCRIPT" CURRENCY NOTE. Reichsmark .50 "Wertmarke" from the canteen of the SS unit at Buchenwald.
The Historical Trust has a collection of photographs taken by US soldiers as they liberated the death camps. Approximately 11 million people, including 6 million Jews, were killed because of German genocidal policy.

According to the US Holocaust Museum, in the aftermath of the Holocaust, many of the survivors found shelter in displaced persons (DP) camps administered by the Allied powers. Between 1948 and 1951, almost 700,000 Jews emigrated to Israel, including more than two-thirds of the Jewish displaced persons in Europe. Others emigrated to the United States and other nations.

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