September 1, 1941: German government orders Jews to wear yellow stars. ( star of David )

The photo is one of a series showing women being stripped, harassed and chased by civilians as chaos led to rapes and killings after the Germans captured Lviv Ukraine from the Soviets. 1941

Jilava, Rumania, Corpses of Jews cast in the snow after a massacre, 1941.

Before the Nazis began their mass slaughter of Jews, they created a number of laws that separated Jews from society. Especially potent was the law that forced all Jews to wear a yellow star upon their clothing.

Victim of Jewish Harassment • The Lvov Pogrom of 1941 in Ukraine

This was how Jews where pointed out for being Jewish. Germany's made them wear a yellow Star of David to point out the Jews that lived there. Jews had wear them everywhere they went. They were not allowed to leave their house without it on. If Jews were found outside of the house without the star on the were putt in jail and sometimes killed.

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

Despite the awfulness of her predicament, this Jewish woman manages to smile brightly for the camera as she poses for Hugo Jaeger, Hitler's Personal photographer who captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

Semmy Woortman-Glasoog with Lientje, a 9-month-old Jewish girl she hid. Woortman-Glasoog was active in a network which found foster homes, hiding places, and false papers for Jewish children. She was later named "Righteous Among the Nations." Amsterdam, the Netherlands, between 1942 and 1944. — Gay Block and Malka Drucker

Paper Snowflakes ~ Stemless Wine Glasses ~ Set of 4 Images of Paper Snowflakes adorn these beautifully etched stemless wine glasses. This is a great set of Chri

Frank Foley was a British secret service agent estimated to have saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. In his role as passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. At the 1961 trial of former ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann, he was described as a “Scarlet Pimpernel” for the way he risked his own life to save Jews. Sometimes he went into internment camps to get Jews out, hiding them in his home, and helping them get forged passports.

The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue) became head of the Warsaw Jewish Orphanage. In the ghetto, he did everything within his power to improve the situation of the children in his orphanage. Although offered the chance, he rejected the opportunity of going into hiding outside the ghetto and instead chose to stay with his orphans. On Aug 5, 1942, Korczak and the 200 children in his orphanage were deported to the Treblinka death camp where they all perishe...

An Italian child arriving at Ellis Island

Dachau, Germany, A Jewish child survivor.

May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.

A mother holds her newborn baby in the Kovno (Lithuania) Ghetto hospital. A Jewish star is sewn onto the child's blanket, marking the baby for probable death just minutes after he or she was born. Of the 30,000 original residents of the Kovno Ghetto, which was established in the summer of 1941, less than 10% survived.

Warsaw Jewish girl

*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.

A Jewish child is forced to show the scar left after SS physicians removed his lymph nodes. This child was one of 20 Jewish children injected with tuberculosis germs as part of a medical experiment. All were murdered on April 20, 1945. Neuengamme concentration camp, Germany, between December 1944 and February 1945

August 2, 1934: German President von Hindenburg dies. Adolf Hitler becomes Führer. Source: Jewish Virtual Library

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground and the Żegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the ghetto. Despite being tortured and imprisoned by the Nazis, Sendler continued to do all she could to help Jewish children in Warsaw.