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Youth Movements in the Holocaust

Jewish youth movements played a significant part within European Jewry under Nazi rule, due to the collapse of the traditional political and community leadership structure. Throughout the war and under ghetto conditions, the primary political aims of the youth movements' were impossible to achieve and in some cases became obsolete, therefore they re-channeled their energies into community activities such as social affairs, education and culture - many of which were clandestine. Upon receiving news of the mass murder, these movements turned into centers for armed Jewish resistance against the Nazis. The most famous of Jewish revolts was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which the youth led and fought.

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 6
Diaries and Letters 1
Documents 10
Lexicon Entries 4
Photographs 12
Testimonies 1
   
Total Sources 34