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Child survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, most of them orphans, play with toys seized from the surrounding towns by the Allied soldiers. (1945)

Two girls, washed and clothed, after the liberation of Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945

A 104-year-old Holocaust survivor holds up the concentration camp uniform she used to have to wear.

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust - great Holocaust memoir for teenage girls

German twins selected to experiment on. In 1933 Nazi Germany passed animal-rights laws forbidding animal experimentation, but they seemed to have no problem experimenting on humans.

"I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding, if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for…everything." - Anne Frank at age 11, 1941

1945 - Little boy in liberated Nazi concentration camp smiles in the camera and starts to cry. BBC WW2 in color

Sim Shalom. Audio of the first Jewish service to take place at Belsen-Bergen concentration camp following its liberation by British forces on April 15, 1945.

Jewish children in the Drancy internment camp north of Paris in December 1942. Between 1942 and 1944, 11,400 children were deported from France. Two hundred came back alive.

Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597. “We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. "We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”

This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a guest of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April 1945. Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed looking more like a skeleton wearing skin than a human being.

A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Alice Herz-Sommer, 108, "has the distinction of being not only the oldest Terezin survivor but also holds the title of the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. Deported to Terezin with her husband and young son, the 21-year-old accomplished pianist gave music lessons to the children of the camp and played more than 100 concerts for inmates during her internment at Terezin."She is so beautiful

The few "lucky" ones: A Jewish woman and her daughter after their release from a German slave labor camp. They worked at an ammunition plant.

Жизнь и смерть в нацистских концлагерях ч2

Giorgio Perlasca (Como January 31, 1910 – August 15, 1992) was an Italian who posed as the Spanish consul-general to Hungary in the winter of 1944, and saved thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

You can change the world in a number of ways and while Stefania and Helena Podgorska may have only saved the lives of 13 individuals, they are still heroes who could very likely inspire other groups of brave rebels. The girl’s father died in 1938, so Stefania had to start working in a grocery store owned by a Jewish family called the Diamants when she was only 15. It wasn’t long before Poland was invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and the town of Przemysl was right at the divi...

The Hanukkah Menorah that Willy Tal received as a gift for his Bar Mitzvah in Amsterdam in 1935. The Hanukkah Menorah was donated in October 2008 by Florry Asscher to the Yad Vashem’s Artifacts Collection as a final keepsake of her brother Willy who was murdered in Auschwitz.

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews

Amazing true story of a child's survival during the Holocaust. He was one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald and grew up to become the Chief Rabbi of Israel. He has lived a remarkable life and his story is both heartbreaking and uplifting.