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.
An emotional video message from a Holocaust survivor has gone viral ahead of Sunday's presidential vote. The video has garnered some 3 million views and stoked thousands of comments in just a few days.
Those who only worked as clerks at the Auschwitz death camp and claim to have been mere onlookers nonetheless served as accessories to the Holocaust, DW's Jens Thurau writes.
A German appeals court has upheld the conviction of an ex-SS sergeant known as "Auschwitz's bookkeeper." The 95-year-old clerk was convicted last year as an accessory to murder for cataloging valuables of the condemned.
An ice skating routine featuring Russian performers dressed as concentration camp inmates has been slammed on social media. Skater Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin's spokesman, has defended her intentions.
An eight-line poem penned by teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank has gone under the hammer in the Netherlands for 140,000 euros, exceeding all presale estimates. Frank wrote the poem shortly before she went into hiding.
The most prominent voice of Holocaust remembrance in the US has slammed an "alt-right" convention that took place over the weekend. In a speech, leader Richard Spencer questioned the humanity of Jews.
Iconic American Jewish writer, photographer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber has died. The 105-year old graduate of Cologne University was instrumental in bringing Jewish refugees to the US during World War II.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's chances of running for and possibly winning the French presidency in 2017 have apparently been boosted by Donald Trump's victory in the US. Other parties look increasingly alarmed.
Before Hitler came to power in 1933, there were synagogues in all major German cities. In just one night the Nazis destroyed over 1,700 of them.
Seventy-eight years ago, the Nazis used the murder of a diplomat by a Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan, to launch anti-Semitic attacks. A newly uncovered photo suggests that he may have surprisingly survived the Holocaust.
Mark Zuckerberg and several other senior Facebook staff are facing charges of abetting crimes like Holocaust denial. German authorities believe the social media giant is not doing enough to censor the offensive posts.
Raoul Wallenberg helped saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Seventy-one years after he was detained by Soviet intelligence, Sweden has issued his death certificate.
A museum in the German capital has unveiled a copy of the bunker where Adolf Hitler spent his final days. Critics have accused the project's curator of sensationalizing history.
Despite enduring memories of the Holocaust and fears of a brain drain, Israeli artists continue to move to Berlin. Events like the ID Festival reveal how the city helps them forge identities in an unlikely place.
Oskar Schindler saved 1,200 Jews from deportation to a concentration camp by hiring them to work in his factory during World War II. Now that building is to become a memorial site.
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