16 episodes

12 Years That Shook the World explores stories of real people, the choices they made, and specific moments in Holocaust history from 1933-1945. From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this podcast is released in seasons.

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    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

12 Years That Shook the World explores stories of real people, the choices they made, and specific moments in Holocaust history from 1933-1945. From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this podcast is released in seasons.

    Watching from the Window

    Watching from the Window

    When the Nazis boycott Jewish-owned businesses in Lorrach, Germany, Bernard Loeb’s neighbors turn on him. When the Nazis attack Jews, his neighbors burn his synagogue. And when the Nazis deport Bernhard, his neighbors watch it happen. So who are these neighbors? And what role did they play in Nazi crimes? Featuring Museum curator Kassandra LaPrade Seuthe. Please be advised: This podcast contains stories that listeners may find disturbing. Listen with caution.

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    • 19 min
    An American Soldier’s Two Fronts

    An American Soldier’s Two Fronts

    In 1943, amid the American Jim Crow era, a young Black American named Leon Bass enlists in the Army to fight Nazi Fascism. But once Leon enters WWII and becomes a witness to the Holocaust, he discovers something that will forever change his perspective on his home in the US, and on the world. Featuring Museum educator Lynn Williams. Please be advised: This podcast contains stories that listeners may find disturbing. Listen with caution.

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    • 23 min
    The Rioter

    The Rioter

    In 1931—before the Nazis come to power— radical antisemite, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, organizes a violent riot against Jews on a vibrant Berlin avenue. This catches the attention of high-ranking Nazis. What role will Helldorff play once the Nazis take control? Featuring Museum historian Dr. Lindsay MacNeill. Please be advised: This podcast contains stories that listeners may find disturbing. Listen with caution.

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    • 20 min
    Young Guardian

    Young Guardian

    In 1937, Erwin Haber, a Jewish boy from Austria, had just turned 13. But months later when the Nazis take over his country, Erwin will be forced to navigate the world without his parents— and help his little sister and grandmother survive the Nazi reign of terror. Featuring Museum researcher Dr. Belinda Blomberg. Please be advised: This podcast contains stories that listeners may find disturbing. Listen with caution.

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    • 24 min
    Looking Danger in the Eye

    Looking Danger in the Eye

    When Frieda Belinfante’s home country of the Netherlands is invaded by the Nazis in 1940, she leaves her flourishing music career to join the resistance movement. In defiance of the Nazi regime, Frieda, a lesbian, will risk her life to protect Jews, musicians, and other members of her community. Featuring Museum historian Dr. Jake Newsome. Please be advised: This podcast contains stories that listeners may find disturbing. Listen with caution.

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    • 27 min
    Season Three Trailer

    Season Three Trailer

    Explore the lives of real people, who make unexpected choices that have major impacts. In this season of 12 Years That Shook the World, we bring you more stories from Holocaust history that may surprise you.

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

PPA-rules ,

Great Show

Telling many chilling and unknown stories about the holocaust. I’d love to hear more.

Ronfrank ,

Amazing Podcast Series

Very well told stories about the holocaust. Usually very touching vignettes of individuals and what they’ve done or gone through. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Happy in the hills ,

Excellent

Stories we should never forget…

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