Life before the Holocaust

"I was about to get on a train"
Anonymous Survivor


Survivors in this section talk about life before the Holocaust. They discuss anti-Semitic prejudice and discrimination, and talk about the loss of various rights once anti-Jewish decrees are established. Some speak of their childhood memories, such as having to leave their homes in Germany to travel to England on the Kindertransport. Jack Kagan describes occupation and the arrival of the Einatzkommando in his town as violence towards the Jews escalates.

Find out more in Background: Life before the Holocaust