- What was the Holocaust?
- Judaism and Jewish life
- What is antisemitism?
- How did the Nazis gain power?
- Life in Nazi-controlled Europe
- What were camps?
- What was the Final Solution?
- How did people respond?
- Survival and legacy
What lessons can we draw from this catastrophe that happened in the middle of the 20th century? Since 1945 there have been genocides and examples of ethnic cleansing throughout the world. The problem is universal.
The United Nations ‘Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide’ came into effect as a result of the Holocaust. Article 2 states that genocide means “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”.
Acts of genocide include: