This term describes the systematic attempt at extinction of the Jewish people, which claimed up to six million lives during the Nazi reign of 1933-1945.
This page collates recent DW content relating to the Holocaust.
When Esther Begam spoke at a high school seven years ago she was asked about her biggest regret. She replied that it was never graduating high school - but now that dream has been fulfilled.
Although Germany has been actively researching the Holocaust since the 1960s, it did not have any specific research professorships until now. Historian Sybille Steinbacher is about to change that.
One of Germany's last ever trials of a former SS medic could soon be suspended altogether after suspect Hubert Zafke was found to have dementia. Prosecutors say the court has deliberately delayed proceedings.
One of Germany's most prominent far-right figures applied for asylum in Hungary and was then subsequently arrested, according to reports on Monday. Horst Mahler claimed he was being persecuted in Germany.
By the end of World War II, the Nazis had wiped out most of Berlin's vibrant Jewish population. WorldLink columnist Tamsin Walker meets a group of dedicated locals opening their own homes to keep the victims' memories alive.
Berlin residents are taking part in an initiative called Denk Mal am Ort (Open Jewish Homes), which pays tribute to persecuted and deported Jewish families who once lived in their apartments. Silke Ballweg reports.
Israeli PM Netanyahu has urged Germany's foreign minister to avoid meeting with "radical fringe groups." Earlier this week, Netanyahu canceled a meeting with Sigmar Gabriel just after Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.
Britain's Lord Dubs, who was rescued from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, told DW he fears the plight of child refugees is getting lost amid electioneering and Brexit concerns. He called Germany the "conscience of Europe."
Several Eastern European nations have failed to meet international pledges on the restitution of Jewish property, according to a study. European officials have called on EU member states to make "the final restitution."
Chancellor Merkel has been awarded the Holocaust Memorial Museum's highest honor for her help preserving memories of the Holocaust. She visited Buchenwald concentration camp with the man after whom the award was named.
Sigmar Gabriel will have to choose between meeting the Israeli Prime Minister and meeting human rights groups. He is in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust but says he will push against Israeli settlements.
Jews in Germany are feeling threatened. Such fears should make government and society think, DW's Christoph Strack writes.
Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has arrived in Israel, where he joined in events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gabriel is also due to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials during his trip.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the rest of his country in remembering victims of the genocide. The ceremonies will last until Monday evening.
One of Germany's most notorious Holocaust deniers, once loyal to leftist terrorist group RAF, has left the country despite having another jail term to serve. Horst Mahler says he wants to become an asylum seeker.
The UN War Crimes Commission has finally released files that show the Allies knew much more about the Holocaust during WWII than previously thought. Cold War politics kept the files locked away.
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