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.
75 years ago, the Nazis began deporting Jews to death camps. The infamous Track 17 at Berlin's Grunewald station was the departure point. Contemporary witness, Horst Selbiger, shares his memories of the "shipments."
This month Slovakia remembers the most shameful moment in its WWII history -the adoption 75 years ago by the then Nazi-allied Slovak state of what came to be known as the Jewish Codex. Four fifths of the country’s Jews perished there. But with neo-Nazism on the rise once again in Slovakia, some wonder whether the country really dealt with its past?