Book The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust

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The World Must Know bookIn April 1993, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors in Washington, D.C. Drawing on the museum's artifacts and its extensive eyewitness testimony collection (the second largest in the world), and including over 200 photographic images from the museum's archives, The World Must Know journeys back in time to a world where Jewish culture thrived in Central Europe and proceeds to the moment when the most unspeakable events in history occurred.

The World Must Know documents the human stories of the Holocaust, from the families who received sudden orders to report to the train stations for "resettlement in the East" to the Nazi officials who determined who would live and who would die and to ordinary citizens, like those in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their own lives by hiding Jewish refugees in their homes. The powerful and provocative images in The World Must Know tell of hope and death-the grim reality of the ghettos and concentration camps, the coolly efficient mobile killing units, and the brave and heart-wrenching stories of resistance and rescue.


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