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US Holocaust Museum

Bio The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, #USHMM, inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, #PreventGenocide, and promote human dignity.
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iPhone : Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the #Armenians? Hitler would utter these infamous words on August 22, 1939, just prior to the Nazi invasion of Poland. The full text is part of the US Holocaust Museum permanent exhibit. #ArmenianGenocide #TodayInHistory

Sprout Social : The Burmese government as well as the international community failed to respond to early warning signs and prevent the genocide perpetrated against the #Rohingya population. There has been no meaningful improvement to the conditions facing the Rohingya. ushmm.org/information/pr…

Sprout Social : In 1933, the Nazi regime began a rigorous campaign against the Roma. Building on a long standing prejudice, Roma were targeted as racially “undesirable” and habitually criminal. More than 200,000 Roma were murdered by German authorities.
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Twitter Media Studio : Anne Franks family was arrested in August 1944, but how they were discovered is still unknown. One retired FBI agent is still looking for answers. Vince Pankoke, with a team of forensic experts, is investigating the ongoing mystery of who betrayed the Frank family.Cold Case Diary

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Twitter Web App : As many as 22% of millennials polled said they either hadn't heard of or weren't sure they had heard of the Holocaust.

A US Holocaust Museum program connected local students with survivors and captured their experiences through art.

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Twitter Web App : High schoolers spend three months at our Museum learning about the Holocaust and working with Holocaust survivors. See art inspired by these interactions between Holocaust survivors and area students THEARC through 8/30. twitter.com/wamu885/status…

Twitter Web App : The Nazis persecuted a variety of different groups on ideological grounds. Their policies towards all the victim groups were brutal, but not identical. Here’s what to know about the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime:
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Sprout Social : The Nazis established Drancy in August 1941 as an internment camp for foreign Jews in France. Approximately 70,000 prisoners passed through Drancy between 1941 and 1944, most of whom were being deported to killing centers in German-occupied Poland.

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Twitter Web App : #USHMM Director Sara Bloomfield met with Armstrong Williams @arightside to discuss the dangers of antisemitism. twitter.com/thehill/status…

Sprout Social : On #NationalRadioDay, #WeRemember how a broadcast calling for diaries of ordinary Dutch people inspired Anne Frank to begin editing for publication the personal diary she had been keeping. Our blessed radio, Anne wrote. It gives us eyes and ears out into the world.

Sprout Social : #OTD in 1934, Hitler declared himself Führer of Germany—a new title that combined his offices of chancellor and Nazi party leader with the office of the president, who had just died. All pretense of democracy ended, and absolute Nazi rule began.
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Sprout Social : Robert Wagemann suffered a shattered hip at birth. During a checkup, his mother overheard doctors discussing murdering him. Robert and his mother fled. #OTD in 1939, doctors were ordered to report children with mental or physical disabilities. encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/art…

Sprout Social : #DYK that the 101st Airborne Division, established in 1942, parachuted into Normandy, France on D-Day? The 101st was later recognized as a liberating unit for uncovering Kaufering IV camp in 1945. Read about their role during WWII: encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/art… #NationalAirborneDay

Sprout Social : #OTD in 1941, German forces sealed the Jews of Kovno, Lithuania, inside a ghetto. Barbed wire fences and armed patrols separated 29,000 Jewish residents of Kovno, who had once made up one-fourth of the city, from the outside world.
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Sprout Social : In one iconic photo taken on #VJDay #OTD in 1945, a sailor kisses a nurse in Times Square. The photo was seen nationwide in Life magazine and seemed to capture the country’s exultation at the conclusion of war. But is there more to the story?
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Sprout Social : Today marks #VJDay, the official end of WWII when Japan agreed to surrender—but why did Japan ally with two European countries in the first place? It shared two important goals with Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy:
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Sprout Social : David Neumann was born in Noerdlingen, Germany, where his family had lived for centuries. Fearing for their safety after the Nazis came to power, David and his family immigrated to Palestine in 1935 and rebuilt their lives. #HolocaustSurvivor

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Sprout Social : The leaders of today’s neo-Nazi organizations are not Adolf Hitler and America is not Germany in the 1930s, but many of today's #whitesupremacists use the same symbols as Nazis and other fascist movements. Learn the
history of the language of hate: ushmm.org/confront-antis…