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Today, Holocaust history shapes aspects of our lives—often in ways we don’t expect. "12 Years That Shook the World," from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explores the continuing impact of this 12-year history, one story at a time.

12 Years That Shook the World US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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    • 4.8, 33 Ratings

Today, Holocaust history shapes aspects of our lives—often in ways we don’t expect. "12 Years That Shook the World," from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explores the continuing impact of this 12-year history, one story at a time.

    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
    Welcome to 12 Years That Shook the World

    Welcome to 12 Years That Shook the World

    Holocaust history reminds us that the unimaginable is possible, and that individuals have far more power than they realize.  Welcome to “12 Years That Shook the World,” a podcast from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examining the impact of the Holocaust, both then and now. Join us in exploring this history, one story at a time. Check us out on social media @HolocaustMuseum, and look for the show wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 34 sec

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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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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