US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum )

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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Sprout Social : The April 1933 boycott of Jewish businesses, implemented by the Nazis, lasted only one day. It was widely ignored by many individual Germans who continued to shop in Jewish-owned stores, but it marked the beginning of a nationwide campaign against Jews.
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Sprout Social : Study and learn with purpose as much and as far as you possibly can, urged Michel. When his family fled the Nazis, he could take but a few possessions. His love of learning was so strong that, at 14, he lugged a heavy dictionary over the Pyrenees mountains on foot into Spain.

Sprout Social : In difficult times, Holocaust history can provide perspective as we struggle to understand the present and think about the future. As we face fear and uncertainty, stories of resistance and resilience have much to teach us. #covid_19
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Sprout Social : Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Jan, Warsaw Zoo director, risked their lives to smuggle hundreds of Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto, hiding them on zoo grounds. Join us live TODAY at 9:30 a.m. ET to learn the true story behind the movie #ZookeepersWife. facebook.com/holocaustmuseu…

Sprout Social : We all need inspiration in times like these. Warsaw Zoo director Jan Żabińska and his wife, Antonina, risked their lives to smuggle 100s of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto, hiding them on zoo grounds. Watch 4/1 at 9:30 am ET to learn about the #ZookeepersWife. facebook.com/holocaustmuseu…

Sprout Social : #DYK that more than half of all Jewish doctors in Nazi Germany were forced to abandon their profession by mid-1933 due to boycotts, harassment, and anti-Jewish decrees? #NationalDoctorsDay

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Sprout Social : Everywhere he has lived, Nat Shaffir has put down roots, literally. Being a gardener isn't just a passion—it's a way to stay connected to his father's memory and he farm he grew up on in Romania. Listen to Nat's story in our new series: #NextChapterUSHMM

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Sprout Social : On #NationalDoctorsDay, we pause to thank the doctors who save lives every day and remember those who made a difference. As an Auschwitz prisoner, Dr. Gisella Perl treated fellow inmates for illnesses caused by starvation, infection, and torture at the hands of their captors.

Sprout Social : Our museum is closed, but our digital services like History Unfolded are open! Explore news articles and contribute to our crowdsourcing database as virtual volunteer: newspapers.ushmm.org/?utm_medium=so…

Sprout Social : Kristallnacht was a night of destruction and violence orchestrated by the Nazis, but many non-Jewish citizens took part or remained indifferent to the violence towards Jews.

Read Hedy Wachenheimer's experience of being disowned by her community: medium.com/memory-action/…

Sprout Social : Last year our team traveled through Albania to record oral histories related to the more than 2,000 Jews who sought refuge there.

Read about what they discovered: medium.com/memory-action/…

Sprout Social : "What is happening in Germany today may happen tomorrow ... unless it is challenged and rebuked. . . . We must speak out.” —Rabbi Stephen Wise at an anti-Nazi rally #OTD in 1933

The rally drew hundreds of thousands to protest Nazism abroad. exhibitions.ushmm.org/americans-and-…

Sprout Social : As a teenager, Rabbi Romi Cohn worked with the underground to supply Jews with housing and false Christian papers. In January, he offered the opening prayer in the House of Representatives to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. timesofisrael.com/holocaust-surv…

Sprout Social : Are you looking for something to pass the time? Check out our podcast— 12 Years That Shook the World. Click the link to listen: ushmm.org/learn/podcasts…

Twitter Web App : March 23, 1945 - Something is in the wind - Things are very quiet - We have not had an air alarm in 3 days - Perhaps an armistice has been signed -
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Sprout Social : Every #family has a story. For many people who survived the Holocaust or families of victims, this story has pieces missing. We help people fill in the gaps. Contact our staff members to help you get started: ushmm.org/remember/resou…

Sprout Social : One of the longest-serving US Congresswomen, Edith Rogers was an early critic of Nazi policies and advocated to admit more Jewish refugee children into the United States. #WomensHistoryMonth
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Sprout Social : The Dachau concentration camp was established by the Nazis in March 1933 as the first regular concentration camp. The number of prisoners incarcerated in Dachau is known to be more than 188,000, but the number of prisoners who died may never be known.
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Twitter Web App : U.S. Army Medic Tony Acevedo was captured in 1945. When a German soldier offered him an escape, Tony declined saying, "I'm a medic, and I'll stick with my buddies." This wasn't the last time Tony demonstrated his resilience as a medic during the war. exhibitions.ushmm.org/americans-and-…