10 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 annually.

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    • 4.9 • 80 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 annually.

    Combatants and Protectors

    Combatants and Protectors

    When the Germans invade the Soviet Union in 1941, three Jewish brothers prepare to fight back. Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski hide in a dense forest, and form a group of resistance fighters. While surviving in the forbidding wilderness, they also rescue Jews, and try to hold on to a sense of community. Featuring historian Dr. J. Luke Ryder.
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    • 25 min
    Convinced

    Convinced

    All her life, Pauline Kneissler wanted to become a nurse. And in 1939, she is recruited by the Nazis to be a nurse in a secret killing operation. Will she be forced to murder? Or will she choose to become a killer? Featuring historian Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice.
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    • 12 min
    Bad Conscience

    Bad Conscience

    Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie, and his friends at the University of Munich secretly form a resistance group called “The White Rose.” They distribute messages condemning the Nazi regime, and speak out on behalf of Jews. Until one morning in 1943, they’re caught. Featuring Dr. Rebecca Dupas.
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    • 22 min
    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Greenbay112 ,

Hoping to hear more!

I’ve enjoyed the podcast very much so far.
The narrator has a pleasant voice, and the information and stories shared are interesting.
Please continue producing episodes!

CMarino92 ,

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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