Eyewitness Accounts and Family Histories

Like a rock thrown into a quiet pool of water, the Holocaust produced ripples in ever widening circles as more and more people were affected by the magnitude of the crimes. The Holocaust History Project is devoted to preserving and explaining the history of the Holocaust.

Analysis of documents, scientific treatises on gassing apparatus and methods, debunking of deniers' lies, reproductions of primary and other sources - all these are very important to set the record straight and to preserve the truth. But the Holocaust History Project's mission includes not only these things, but explanations of how the Holocaust affected the victims, the perpetrators, and the witnesses caught in those terrible events and how the Holocaust continues to affect people today -- more than half a century after the Third Reich embarked on its program of genocide.

We believe that if we do not seek to understand the Holocaust at its most human - and most painful - level, we cannot understand it at all.


An Eyewitness Account of Ghetto Liquidation in Belarus by Michael Nosanchuk, one of the only survivors.

A Trip to Belarus by Katharina von Kellenbach, Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and niece of SS officer Alfred Ebner.