What is the Holocaust?


The Holocaust, also called the Shoah, was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews between 1933 and 1945 by the Nazi regime in Germany. The Nazis also systematically persecuted and murdered approximately five million Roma (Gypsies), people of Slavic descent, religious and political dissidents, homosexual Germans, and Germans with mental and physical disabilities.

To learn more about the Holocaust, read Introduction to the Holocaust, provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For a list of Holocaust related films, books, and websites, visit the Florida SouthWestern State College Libraries Holocaust Studies Research Guide.