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Family Tree

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History Glossary

  1. Historical Dictionary A glossary of historical terms from
  2. Vexillology is the "scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags

History: Current World Events

  1. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Supports Canada’s Plan to Walk-Out on President Ahmadinejad’s UN General Assembly Speech
  2. The Rape of Nanjing Between December 1937 and March 1938 one of the worst massacres in modern times took place. Japanese troops captured the Chinese city of Nanjing and embarked on a campaign of murder, rape and looting. Between 250,000 and 300,000 people were killed, many of them women and children.
  3. Rwanda: How the genocide happened from BBC News
  4. Culture of Ireland from RTÉ Broadcasting - Raidió Teilifís Éireann Ireland's National Public Television and Radio Broadcaster

History Education Online Tools

History Resources

  1. The History of the World
  2. Slavery & Abolitionism links
  3. Family Tree wiki
  4. Canadian Historical Association
  6. Chronology of the Second World War
  8. Beyond Band of Brothers offers tours of military sites
  13. Canada: An Emerging Nation
  14. History Lectures
  15. American Experience
  16. British History from
  17. British Church History
  18. British History from
  19. The Museum of Tolerance
  20. Armenian Genocide
  21. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.
  22. Simon Wiesenthal is often asked to explain his motives for becoming a Nazi hunter. He replied, "You believe in God and life after death. I also believe. When we come to the other world and meet the millions of Jews who died in the camps and they ask us, 'What have you done?', there will be many answers. You will say, 'I became a jeweler', Another will say, I have smuggled coffee and American cigarettes', Another will say, 'I built houses', But I will say, 'I didn't forget you'." New York Times Magazine (February 2, 1964)
    In 1936, Simon married Cyla Mueller and worked in an architectural office in Lvov. Their life together was happy until 1939 when Germany and Russia signed their "non-aggression" pact and agreed to partition Poland between them; the Russian army soon occupied Lvov, and shortly afterward began the Red purge of Jewish merchants, factory owners and other professionals. In the purge of "bourgeois" elements that followed the Soviet occupation of Lvov Oblast at the beginning of World War II, Wiesenthal's stepfather was arrested by the NKVD (People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs - Soviet Secret Police) and eventually died in prison, his stepbrother was shot, and Wiesenthal himself, forced to close his business, became a mechanic in a bedspring factory. Later he saved himself, his wife, and his mother from deportation to Siberia by bribing an NKVD commissar. When the Germans displaced the Russians in 1941, a former employee of his, then serving the collaborationist Ukrainian Auxiliary police, helped him to escape execution by the Nazis. But he did not escape incarceration. Following initial detention in the Janwska concentration camp just outside Lvov, he and his wife were assigned to the forced labor camp serving the Ostbahn Works, the repair shop for Lvov's Eastern Railroad.
    Early in 1942, the Nazi hierarchy formally decided on the "Final Solution" to the "Jewish problem" -- Annihilation. Throughout occupied Europe a terrifying genocide machine was put into operation. In August 1942, Wiesenthal's mother was sent to the Belzec death camp. By September, most of his and his wife's relatives were dead; a total of eighty-nine members of both families perished. Source: The Museum of Tolerance

United States History

  1. United States Digital History This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.