Crime against humanity
A very serious crime, for example murder, committed against a civilian or group of civilians, usually ordered by a government or other people who have political power :
The former leader is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
The statute included rape as a crime against humanity when committed in armed conflict and directed against a civilian population.
They tried to facilitate trials of warlords who had committed crimes against humanity.
Unlike war crimes, crimes against humanity can take place during war or peace.
The concept of holding leaders accountable for crimes against humanity was born out of the Nuremberg trials.
Amnesty International has documented serious human rights violations and crimes against humanity by the country’s government.
1 Nazis on trial | DW Documentary
9 nov. 2020
2 Victim of Nazi twin experiments in Auschwitz | DW Documentary
26 jan. 2020
Eva Mozes Kor was experimented on as one of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins at Auschwitz. After decades of anguish, she decided to forgive the Nazis – and came to be one of the best-known and most-active Holocaust survivors in the world.
At the age of 10, Eva Mozes Kor became a victim of Josef Mengele, the doctor at the Auschwitz concentration camp notorious for his barbaric experiments on twins. Eva and her twin sister Miriam lost both of their parents and two older sisters in the Holocaust; only Eva and Miriam survived. Eva later married an American and moved to the United States to begin a new life. In 1984, she founded the organization CANDLES together with the help of her sister Miriam. The name is an acronym for Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors. Working with the organization, Eva was able to locate 122 other survivors of Dr. Mengele’s horrific experiments around the world. In 1995, Eva also founded CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center to educate the public about eugenics, the Holocaust, and the power of forgiveness. That same year she publicly forgave the Nazis for what had been done to her – a decision that brought her international attention.
Eva circled the globe delivering her message of peace, kindness, healing and self-empowerment for future generations. Her lessons went far beyond her own experience, addressing current global atrocities and two of the biggest problems facing today’s youth: bullying and discrimination. Eva Mozes Kor died on 4 July 2019 in Krakow.
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3 CARING CORRUPTED – The Killing Nurses of The Third Reich
24 feb. 2017
4 “They Gave Me Life” – The Story of Rina Quint
13 jan. 2020
5 Whose Child Are You?” The Story of Tswi Josef Herschel
27 apr. 2017
6 Surviving the Holocaust: Full Show
28 jan. 2016
7 The Silence After The End | Destruction (Nazi Doctors Documentary) | Timeline
26 mrt. 2020
8 The Madness Of The Nazi Experiments | Destruction (Nazi Doctors Documentary) | Timeline
19 mrt. 2020
9 The Crimes of The Auschwitz Doctors | Destruction ( Nazi Doctors Documentary) | Timeline
12 mrt. 2020
10 Surviving the Holocaust: Segment 6 — The Gas Chambers
3 feb. 2016
SHOCKING BEYOND WORDS
12 Holocaust Survivor Shares Auschwitz Horrors | Edith Eger | Goalcast
29 okt. 2020
13 The happiest man on earth: 99 year old Holocaust survivor shares his story | Eddie Jaku | TEDxSydney
18 jul. 2019
In this beautiful and moving talk, the self proclaimed “happiest man on earth”, Eddie Jaku shares his story of love and survival at TEDxSydney 2019. Eddie Jaku was a Jew living in Germany at the outbreak and throughout the duration of World War II. His story of survival spans 12 years, from Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 until liberation in 1945. He saw death every day throughout WWII, and because he survived, he made a vow to himself to smile every day.
Eddie Jaku OAM, born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920.
His family considered themselves German, first, Jewish second. On 9 November 1938, the night immortalised as Kristallnacht, Eddie returned home from boarding school to an empty house. At dawn Nazi soldiers burst in, Eddie was beaten and taken to Buchenwald.
Eddie was released and with his father escaped to Belgium and then France, but was again captured and sent to a camp, and thereafter to Auschwitz. On route, Eddie managed to escape back to Belgium where he lived in hiding with his parents and sister.
In October 1943, Eddie’s family were arrested and again sent to Auschwitz where his parents were both murdered. In 1945, Eddie was sent on a ‘death march’ but once again escaped and hid in a forest eating slugs and snails until June 1945 he was finally rescued by.
Eddie has volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since it’s inception in 1992. Self-proclaimed as ‘the happiest man on earth’, he saw death every day throughout WWII, and because he managed to survive, made a vow to himself to smile every day.
Edie has been married to Flore for 73 years, they have two sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
14 The deportation of Jews from Hungary and Lodz to Auschwitz Birkenau, 1944
9 apr. 2014
15 Holocaust Survivors – First Steps in the DP Camps and a New Beginning
25 mei 2015
“This video is part of the Holocaust Education Video Toolbox. For more videos and teaching aids, visit: https://www.yadvashem.org/education/e…
In the video, “Holocaust Survivors – First Steps in the DP Camps and a New Beginning”, ISHS staff member Sheryl Ochayon presents the story of the survivors, following the fundamental dilemma – “What Now?” – through to life and culture within the DP camps. She outlines the reality and remarkable phenomena within the DP camps, as well as their human significance in restoring a sense of personal identity and early steps towards a new beginning. The materials discussed in this video are available on our website and in teaching units produced at the ISHS.
Sheryl Silver-Ochayon is a staff member at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.
part 1: The Return to Life in the DP Camps 00:00
part 2: A New Beginning 5:56
Archival footage and photographs:
Yad Vashem Photo Archive.
Yad Vashem Film Archive.
Yad Vashem Museum Collection.
Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Joint Archives, New York
Kibbutz Haogen’s Archive. Filmed by Yithak Herbert
Material and quotes from:
Study kit Return to Life – The Holocaust Survivors: From Liberation to Rehabilitation, produced by Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv; Ghetto Fighters’ House, Kibbutz Lohamai Hagetaot; Yad Vashem, Jerusalem;
Tel Aviv, 1995.
Yehudit Hemendinger, Perspectives on Holocaust Survivors. A Psychological Approach to the Study of the jewish People, Miriam Reiter-Tzedek, ed., The Institution for the Study of the Jewish People, May, 1984
Pinhas varshavsky. in Idit Witman, Unser Stimme (Our Voice), the first journal of the survivors, Gesher 4, 1987.
2. The Anguish of Liberation – Testimonies from 1945, edited by Y.
Kleiman and N. Springer- Aharoni, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1995.
3. Yad Vashem Archives
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17 Nazi prejudice and propaganda – the racist crimes against the “children of shame” | DW Documentary
10 jan. 2021
After World War I, relationships between French occupation troops and German women were banned. But they happened anyway, and liaisons involving black soldiers produced a number of mixed-race children. Many were later persecuted by the Nazis.
Around 100,000 French troops were sent to occupy Germany’s Rhineland region in 1920. About 20,000 of these soldiers came from the French colonies of Tunisia, Morocco, French Indochina, and Senegal.
The African troops became targets of a harassment campaign called “Die Schwarze Schmach,” or “The Black Disgrace.” German political parties, the media, and many organizations tried to discredit French occupation policies by falsely claiming that black French soldiers were systematically raping German women and children. The presence of black, North African, and Asian troops in Germany was depicted as a threat to the “German race” and the future of European civilization.
Between 1919 and 1928, several hundred mixed-race children were born in Germany’s Rhineland region — the product of liaisons between local women and French occupation troops. These children, their mothers, and extended families were socially ostracized from the very beginning.
In the 1930s, these children became victims of racist Nazi policies. In 1937, Adolf Hitler secretly ordered hundreds of them to be forcibly sterilized. A special unit of the Gestapo was set up to carry out this task.
This documentary, directed by Dominik Wessely, tells the story of a forgotten crime. It also explains how propaganda and toxic “fake news” reports can create an environment in which horrific crimes can be committed.
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18 How Did Ordinary Citizens Become Murderers?
18 sep. 2017
19 JFL Hidden Camera Pranks & Gags: Electrocuted Puppy
24 feb. 2011
In this prank, bystanders are made to believe their negligence caused the death by electrocution of a cute little puppy.