I Found 2608 Photos from the Holocaust and Uncovered the Most Interesting Stories Behind 8 of Them

I’m certain you have no clue about them.

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9 min readMar 12, 2024


Lately, after finishing reading a book, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt, I took a great interest in the Second World War. I found a website with thousands of photos from the holocaust and other significant WWII events, and I decided to write a story about it.

This will be part one of two. Trigger Warning, some events written are a bit graphic.

Book burning in Berlin


On May 10th, 1933, in Berlin’s Opera Square, the Nazis orchestrated the infamous burning of books.

This event, which was organized by Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi Party, aimed to eradicate literature deemed “un-German” or contrary to Nazi ideologies. Thousands of books authored by Jewish, communist and other perceived “undesirable” writers were burned publicly.

The Opera Square book burning was one of many Nazis’ campaigns to control information. It was one of the most powerful moves to initiate the propaganda which would lead to the initiation of the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.