Find topics of interest and explore encyclopedia content related to those topics
Find articles, photos, maps, films, and more listed alphabetically
Recommended resources and topics if you have limited time to teach about the Holocaust
Explore the ID Cards to learn more about personal experiences during the Holocaust
Timeline of Events
Explore a timeline of events that occurred before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Sinaida Grussman was photographed in the Kloster Indersdorf children's center after the war. The picture was taken in an attempt to help locate surviving relatives. Such photographs of both Jewish and non-Jewish children were published in newspapers to facilitate the reunification of families. Germany, after May 1945.
A British guard in a watchtower at Poppendorf displaced persons camp, after the arrival of Jewish refugees forced from the "Exodus 1947" refugee ship. Photograph taken by Henry Ries. Germany, September 1947.
Jewish refugees, forcibly removed by British soldiers from the ship Exodus 1947, arrive at Poppendorf displaced persons camp. Photograph taken by Henry Ries. Germany, September 8, 1947.
Displaced persons protest the forced return to Germany of passengers from the refugee ship Exodus 1947. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin is hanged in effigy. Photograph taken by Henry Ries. Hohne-Belsen, Germany, September 7, 1947.
Jewish refugees protest British immigration policy in Palestine. Zeilsheim displaced persons camp, Germany, between 1945 and 1948.
Refugees protest British immigration policy in Palestine. They carry banners demanding a Jewish state. Zeilsheim displaced persons camp, Germany, 1946.
Jewish displaced persons put up signs demanding open immigration into Palestine. Feldafing displaced persons camp, Germany, after May 1945.
Jewish youth attend a class on transplanting seedlings, part of a general course in farming sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee at the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp. Germany, August 1, 1946.
Jewish refugees in front of the "Kibbutz Buchenwald" building, where Jews received agricultural training in preparation for life in Palestine. Buchenwald displaced persons camp, Germany, ca. August 1946.
Jewish refugees work on a newspaper at Zeilsheim displaced persons camp. Germany, between 1945 and 1948. The newspaper was titled Unterwegs (The Transient).
Front page of a newspaper from Landsberg displaced persons camp. Germany, November 15, 1945.
A Hanukkah party for Jewish children at the Fuerth displaced persons camp. Gifts were contributed by families of Americans stationed at the Nuremberg military post. Germany, December 9, 1947.
Boxes of matzah in a Joint Distribution Committee warehouse before distribution to Jewish survivors in displaced persons camps. Place uncertain, postwar.
Children learn a religious text from an Orthodox Jewish teacher. Landsberg displaced persons camp, Germany, 1946-1947.
School building for children in the Ebelsberg camp for Jewish displaced persons. Ebelsberg, Austria, July 1947.
An art class for children in the Fiesole displaced persons camp, outside Florence. Italy, 1946.
Halina Bryks was photographed in the Kloster Indersdorf children's center in an attempt to help locate surviving relatives. Photographs such as this one showing children holding name cards were published in newspapers to facilitate the reunification of families. Germany, after May 1945.
At the Neu Freimann displaced persons camp, a boy displays the tattooed number on his arm to a photographer. Other children look on. Neu Freimann, Munich, Germany, between 1945 and 1949.
We would like to thank Crown Family Philanthropies and the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation for supporting the ongoing work to create content and resources for the Holocaust Encyclopedia.
View the list of all donors.