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Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Votava/Imagno via Getty Images

How the Nazis used music to celebrate and facilitate murder

Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
Anne Frank House Executive Director Ronald Leopold, left, presents pages of Anne Frank’s diary. Bas Czerwinski/AFP via Getty Images

5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust

Information about the Holocaust may be easy to find online, but the best sites offer artifacts and authentic accounts from people who survived the experience, a Holocaust scholar argues.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 61. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

How can America heal from the Trump era? Lessons from Germany’s transformation into a prosperous democracy after Nazi rule

The US faces many of the same problems Germans faced after World War II: how to reject, punish and delegitimize the enemies of democracy. There are lessons in how Germany handled that challenge.
Photographs of Jewish families at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. GiuseppeCrimeni/Shutterstock

Many young people still lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust

Many young people learn about the Holocaust in school, but their knowledge and understanding of the subject can be limited and based on inaccuracies and misconceptions.
A trainload of expelled ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia arrives in Bavaria, Germany, after World War II. dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images

Postwar forced resettlement of Germans echoes through the decades

After World War II ended in Europe, millions of ethnic Germans faced an uncertain future. The political repercussions of their expulsion continue even today.
In the Living Quarters by Bedrich Fritta portrays Terezín (Theresienstadt) ghetto where early Holocaust poetry was written. Wikimedia

Holocaust poetry and the reclamation of many identities

Holocaust poetry has been written for the last 90 years by people all over the world, in many different languages and by many different groups.

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