New Lives Coming to America

450 Stories of Life in a War-torn World

The systematic murder of more than half of the eleven million Jews of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators that took place between 1933-1945 is known as the Holocaust. The assault on the Jewish people began against the backdrop of a vibrant and diverse European Jewish culture as Adolph Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi) Party took over Germany, imposed racist policies, and set a course that plunged Europe, and ultimately America, into World War II.