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A lasting memory of horror

This bleak and confronting video shows some of the scenes encountered by British politicians and film crews when they visited Nazi concentration camps shortly after their liberation in 1945. The footage provides evidence of the atrocities committed in concentration camps, particularly in Buchenwald and Belsen, and removes ...


Lizzie van Zyl, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of a grossly malnourished child, Lizzie van Zyl (1894-1901), taken in the British concentration camp in Bloemfontein in the Boer republic of Orange Free State, in January 1901. Van Zyl lies on a bed wearing only a cloth across her loins. There is virtually no flesh on her body, and the ...


The Holocaust

This is a collection of 11 digital curriculum resources about the Holocaust - Nazi persecution of Jews before the outbreak of World War II, and the subsequent destruction of Jews and other Europeans by the Nazis during the war. The collection is organised into six categories - the 1935 Nuremberg Laws; killing squads; concentration ...


The Seekers, Melbourne, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 26 January 1968, of the pop group, The Seekers, performing in the Melbourne Town Hall after receiving their awards as Australians of the Year for 1967. From left to right, they are Keith Potger (vocals, guitar), Bruce Woodley (vocals, guitar), Judith Durham (vocals) and Athol ...


Prison camp rosary, 1944

This is a rosary made from knotted string and with a silver coloured medallion of a saint tied to one end. Polish civilian Marian Szczepanowski made it in 1944 while he was imprisoned at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, north of Berlin, in Germany, during the Second World War.


Belsen for Example, 1985: Belsen remembered

This clip shows Max, a Jewish survivor of the Belsen concentration camp, looking at black-and-white photographs that were taken at the camp at the time of liberation. The photographs include prisoners with typhus isolated in a 'cage', emaciated figures behind a barbed-wire fence, women crammed into a room with no beds, ...


Vincent Lingiari being invested with the Order of Australia, 1977

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Gurindji Elder and leader of the Wave Hill walk-off, Vincent Lingiari, being invested as a Member of the Order of Australia by the governor-general, Sir John Kerr. Another Indigenous Australian stands on the far left. Non-Indigenous people, wearing suits or service uniforms, ...


Michael Long, Victorian 'Local Hero' for 2006

This is a colour photograph of Indigenous activist Michael Long receiving a 'Local Hero' award at an Australian of the Year ceremony in Melbourne in November 2005. The acting Victorian premier, John Thwaites, is shaking his hand and handing him a trophy. Behind them is a large poster that includes government and corporate ...


Dunera Boys, 1985: The appeal

This clip shows Mr Baum (Warren Mitchell), a German Jew interned as an 'enemy alien' in Australia during the Second World War. He approaches two soldiers on duty in a guard tower to explain that a mistake has been made - he and his fellow internees are not Nazi spies but have fled Nazi persecution. The clip cuts between ...


World War II: summary outline of key events

This resource is a summary of key events of World War II from 1939 to 1945. It is organised as an annotated timeline with brief descriptions of the events of each year. Further information about the context and background to the main events of each year is included under the timeline.


WWII: witnessing the Holocaust

The resource contains personal accounts of persecution and genocide committed by the Nazi regime. It consists of broadcasts, a recording and documents. It includes 17 interviews with people who were survivors of concentration camps or were among the first to enter the camps after they were liberated. There are nine documents, ...

Interactive Resource

Interactive map of Auschwitz

This interactive map is about the evolution of the concentration camp complex at Auschwitz in Poland. It outlines the racial and biological basis of Nazi persecution, and traces the development of the camp established at Auschwitz. A series of maps and explanatory text describe: German territorial expansion by 1942; anti-Jewish ...