How to use this site

How to use this site

Welcome to The Holocaust Explained

The Holocaust Explained website is designed to help students and others understand the key contexts, causes, events and consequences of The Holocaust. It is divided into nine topics which are arranged across the top of the homepage screen and throughout the site.

Each topic is divided into sections and subsections, moving from larger and more general questions to more specific questions. Within each subsection are resources including maps, diagrams, films, photographs and documents.

The site also contains in some places advanced content, which provides a little bit more detail or some extra information about the topic.

In order to activate advanced content across the site, simply click the red button on the left-hand side of each page menu.

At the bottom of each page you will also find a gallery that allows you to browse through different parts of the site by looking at what happened during one particular month in the history of the Holocaust.

You can also learn by exploring timelines of events and hear from survivors themselves who have recorded their experiences in testimony interviews.

The site is designed to support the school curriculum. It has images (pictures, maps, videos, diagrams) to help explain concepts and events.

Please do not copy and paste from the website. Please get in touch with The Wiener Holocaust Library with any questions about reuse of content.

Using the site safely

Until you are 18 years old, by using our online services, you certify that your parents have or legal guardian, or someone acting in loco parentis (such as a teacher) has consented to your use and agree to these terms on your behalf.

Parental or teacher discretion is advised and we recommend that you review these terms with your parents/guardian or teacher before using our website. We may require your parents or legal guardian to provide a written acknowledgement of these terms on your behalf before we provide you with part or all of our online services.