The World War II Holocaust
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During the past few years there has been a greater public public awareness of the Holocaust. This interest is due in part to a continuous publishing effort which has produced a literature of the Holocaust, historical, autobiographical, and fictional. But the most powerful stimuli to public awareness have been the electronic media: news reports detailing the hunt for Nazi war criminals or, for example, the television drama, “Holocaust,” which stirred great controversy when shown in West Germany. Here in New Haven, Connecticut, the first American monument was erected to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Only recently, special days of remembrance were set aside during which survivors of the concentration camps recounted their experiences before various audiences. At this moment, an oral history project is being carried out to preserve the memories of these survivors.