Are you a student, teacher, lifelong learner?
History Unfolded is an innovative project from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn and contribute to research.
“History Unfolded asks people across the United States to research particular Holocaust-era events in their own local newspapers. Some of these papers are available online, and others are available on microfilm in libraries and archives. While scholars have written extensively about coverage by major newspapers about the Holocaust, the reporting of local papers has not been heavily studied. As a result, the database into which participants (students, teachers, life-long learners) upload these articles will inform both the development of the new special exhibition and research for scholars in the future. Already, a few articles from citizen historians have made their way onto the story boards for the new exhibition.”
Learn more & participate:
- Listen to his inspiring interview on compassion, how the heart and mind are connected, and his work.
- Get the book!
- James Doty is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founding director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. He is the author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.
- Check out the Empathy Library: “The Empathy Library is the world’s first online empathy collection and a treasure house for catapulting your imagination into other people’s lives. What might it be like to be a child growing up in Tehran, or to be born without sight, or to be a soldier fighting someone else’s war? The library takes you on these journeys into unknown worlds.”
- Visit the Empathy Museum: What is the museum? Why do we need it? Who is behind it?
- Read the book: Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It
When British and American troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps in the spring of 1945, film teams documented the experience.
Hitchcock was also involved in this work, but the project was “abandoned and shelved for 70 years because it was deemed too politically sensitive.”
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27th. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of World War II. In 2015, we will experience events worldwide to commemorate the end of World War II. Online memorialization and remembrance is emerging. Here are ways to participate online:
- Yad Vashem offers an app and Facebook event on January 27th.
- Download the 70 Voices app designed by the Holocaust Education Trust in the UK.
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum highlights the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945 with an online exhibition.
- Virtual Shtetl
- The BBC Media Centre offers various programs.
- Explore PBS production: Memory of the Camps
Have you discovered other ways to commemorate and remember?
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A new memorial to remember and teach about the 300,000 victims of the Nazi “euthanasia” program opened in September in Berlin. Located next to the Philharmonic and a short walk to Potsdamer Platz, the memorial is at Tiergartenstraße 4, which was the address for a villa at the edge of the park used as the administrative center for Aktion T4 — the Nazi’s so-called “euthanasia” program.
The T4 program murdered 300,000 “unfit” German citizens with mental and physical disabilities, and included forced sterilization. The Nazis used various killing methods, which ultimately led the planners of the Final Solution to use gas chambers in the concentration camps.