The WJC aims to represent the interests of the Jewish people, to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural and social heritage, to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to combat anti-Semitism.
The swastika became the most recognizable icon of Nazi propaganda, appearing on the flag as well as on election posters, arm bands, medallions, and badges for military and other organizations. A potent symbol intended to elicit pride among Aryans, the swastika also struck terror into Jews and others deemed enemies of Nazi Germany. Neo nazis in the United States today continue to use this symbol.
Wearing the Jewish star was a requirement,to identify themselves at all times. Being without it was punishable by death.
Primary source collection offering searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, along with photographs, propaganda materials, small publications and rare serials reflecting Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the war.
Access to unique correspondence, reports and analyses, and personal interviews exploring topics like U.S.-Vatican relations, the Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews.