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  • Lion Feuchtwanger

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    Lion Feuchtwanger was a bestselling German Jewish author who was persecuted under the Nazi regime. His works were burned in the Nazi book burnings of May 1933.

    Lion Feuchtwanger
  • Nesse Galperin Godin describes how she met her husband after the war

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    Nesse's family had a dairy business. The Germans occupied Lithuania in 1941 and established a ghetto in Siauliai. Nesse lived in the ghetto until 1943 when she was old enough to work. In 1944 Nesse, her mother, and a brother were deported to the Stutthof camp near Danzig. Nesse worked in several Stutthof subcamps until January 1945, when the inmates were put on a death march. She was liberated by the Soviets in March. Nesse, her mother, and two brothers survived, and she arrived in the United States in…

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    Nesse Galperin Godin describes how she met her husband after the war
  • The 45th Infantry Division during World War II

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    The 45th Infantry Division participated in major WWII campaigns and is recognized for liberating the Dachau concentration camp in 1945.

  • Artist on the Blacklist: Ludwig Meidner

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    Ludwig Meidner was an Expressionist artist and poet. He was on the list of banned writers and artists in Nazi Germany. Monographs about him were burned in 1933.

    Artist on the Blacklist: Ludwig Meidner
  • Elizabeth Kaufmann Koenig describes her family's attempt to flee Austria before the war

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    Elizabeth and her family were in Paris when war began. As the Germans advanced in 1940, she and her mother fled southward. Elizabeth eventually reached Le Chambon, where she helped care for children sheltered by the town's pastor, Andre Trocme, and his wife. In late 1941 her father was among 1,000 intellectuals who received special US visas from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The family escaped from France in 1942 on one of the last passenger ships to cross the Atlantic during the war.

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    Elizabeth Kaufmann Koenig describes her family's attempt to flee Austria before the war
  • Nazi Propaganda

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    Nazi propaganda had a key role in the persecution of Jews. Learn more about how Hitler and the Nazi Party used propaganda to facilitate war and genocide.

    Nazi Propaganda
  • The Holocaust in Subcarpathian Rus and Southern Slovakia

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    The Transcarpathian region of Ukraine is an area known historically as Subcarpathian Rus. Before World War I, Subcarpathian Rus was part of Hungary. In the interwar years it was part of Czechoslovakia. Hungarian Annexation of Subcarpathian Rus Hungary seized and annexed Subcarpathian Rus in 1939, in the wake of the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. In the first ten days of August 1941, Hungarian authorities expelled about 18,000 Jews from Subcarpathian Rus into German-occupied Ukraine. Hungarian military…

  • Joseph Greenblatt

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    Read the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation's short biography of Joseph Greenblatt.

    Joseph Greenblatt
  • Sam Gruber (Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation biography)

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    Read the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation's short biography of Sam Gruber.

    Sam Gruber (Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation biography)
  • Nazi Imperialism: An Overview

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    Introduction Some scholars have examined Nazi ideology and policies towards Eastern Europe within the context of imperialism and colonialism.  Imperialism is a state’s extension of power over lands or peoples beyond its borders, including through conquest, acquisition, or the extension of political or economic control. Colonialism is a form of imperialism in which a state establishes control over a territory by settling it with people from outside the territory. In the modern era, many states…

    Nazi Imperialism: An Overview

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