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.
World leaders marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a ceremony at Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, died. However often overshadowed is the mass killing of Europe's Roma and Sinti populations. In Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, for example, as many as 90% of the pre-war population of around 6,000 were killed. Rob Cameron has this report from the Czech capital, Prague.
Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, anti-semitism is on the rise in Germany. So, why have the lessons of the Holocaust not been learned? Our Guests: Ruth Ur (Yad Vashem Germany), Matthias Heyl (Historian), Albert Steinberger (DW)
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told pupils more should be done to ensure future generations know about the Holocaust. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the children to visit Yad Vashem and former Nazi death camps.
It is not enough to commemorate all those killed by the Nazis on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Germany must do much more to fight anti-Semitism at home, and there's no time to wait, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors have joined delegates from world governments at the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Jewish groups urged Germany to do more to combat anti-Semitism.