Learning from the Holocaust generation

Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, Jewish survivors share their stories with The Stream.

An estimated 6 million European Jews were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust, which lasted from 1933 to 1945. The Nazis justified their genocide by deeming Jews racially inferior. Those who did not escape were sent to death camps and endured forced labour, human experimentation, or death by gas chamber. Seventy years after the Holocaust, has the world learned anything more about preventing genocide? Join us at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Margit Meissner
Holocaust survivor

Eva Kor @EvaMozesKor
Holocaust survivor

Peter Fredlake @HolocaustMuseum
Director of Teacher Education, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jennifer Loewenstein 
Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin

What do you think? Seventy years after the Holocaust, what lessons have been learned? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


  1. In addition to persecution against European Jews, the Nazis also killed around 5 million non-Jews, including Roma, people with disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet POWs, gay people, and others who were labeled as a threat to the so-called German race.
  2. Mass atrocities and war crimes carried out by the Nazis led to the international criminalisation of genocide in 1948.
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