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.
Berlin is supposed to be the coolest city in Europe. But hate and violence are destroying this place. Does that sound unbelievable? Unfortunately not: The year is 1938 in "You are Not Like Other Mothers" by Angelika Schrobsdorff.
See no evil, hear no evil? After World War II, many Germans claimed not to have known about the crimes of the Nazis. "The Seventh Cross" by Anna Seghers highlights how much people could have known early on about what was happening in Nazi Germany.
After 1945, people here in Germany often claimed they didn't know anything about the concentration camps and denied supporting the war. Yet so many authors saw this disaster coming, like Lion Feuchtwanger in 'The Oppermanns.'