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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, twice-yearly.

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    • 4.9 • 46 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, twice-yearly.

    Resister in a Nazi Uniform

    Resister in a Nazi Uniform

    Kurt Gerstein, a Nazi SS officer, is asked to supply the chemical Zyklon B to the Auschwitz killing center in 1942. But once Gerstein sees that the chemical will be used to murder Jews in gas chambers— he makes an unexpected move. Featuring historian Dr. Jürgen Matthäus.

    • 20 min
    Accidental Witness

    Accidental Witness

    While visiting Vienna, Austria with her family in March 1938, American Helen Baker finds herself caught up in a pivotal moment. She watches as the Nazis move in and annex Austria. Then, she steps into the story, herself. Featuring historian Dr. Rebecca Erbelding.

    • 22 min
    Season 1 Trailer

    Season 1 Trailer

    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, twice-yearly.

    • 1 min
    Thousands of False Identities

    Thousands of False Identities

    From an office in Geneva, Switzerland, two friends—a Jewish businessman and the Salvadoran colonel who rescued him—manufactured thousands of false citizenship documents that protected Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe. This is the story of the largest Holocaust rescue you’ve never heard of.

    Featuring Edna Friedberg, a historian at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    • 14 min
    Genocide, 1948

    Genocide, 1948

    At the time of the Holocaust, there was no legal definition for an atrocity on such an enormous scale. And there wouldn’t be one for seven more years—until the United Nations adopted the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. How has this document been applied in a post-Holocaust world?

    Featuring Cameron Hudson, Senior Strategy Advisor and former director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    • 13 min
    What a Secret Archive Taught 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 writings from Jews trapped in the Warsaw ghetto during the German occupation of Poland. Under the leadership of historian Emanuel Ringelblum, Jews 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.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

RinnyisaJesusFreak ,

Love, Love, LOVE

The research on this show is impeccable! So in depth and beautifully presented! Highly recommend for anyone who wants a genuine look into the world of Nazi Germany. Can’t wait for more!

dclawyer ,

Superb Historical Podcast

This podcast is beautifully produced and impeccably researches. It teaches listeners about different aspects of the Holocaust, an event that continues to have modern day relevance. Highly recommended.

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