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by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
12 Years That Shook the World

What a Secret Archive Taught the World


Most of what we know about the Holocaust comes from Nazi perpetrator documents. One striking exception is the Ringelblum Archive: a massive collection of artifacts and writings from Jews trapped in the Warsaw ghetto during the German occupation of Poland. Under the leadership of historian Emanuel Ringelblum, these oppressed people secretly wrote and preserved their own history.

Featuring Holocaust scholar Leah Wolfson, Senior Program Officer at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

(Music: “Changing Reality,” “Difference,” “Scenery,” “Soli,” and “Written in Ink” by Kai Engel, and “Porches and Universes” by Puddle of Infinity)


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