On December 14, 2018, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum launched a new podcast entitled “12 Years That Shook the World” to explore the continuing impact of the Holocaust one story at a time. The Holocaust occurred from 1933 to 1945 - a period of 12 years.
Each episode lasts about 15 minutes and focuses on one aspect of the Holocaust such as the entrapment of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto during the German occupation of Poland, the legal definition of genocide or the use of false citizenship documents to protect Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe. All the episodes so far have been well-presented and include interviews with subject-matter experts from the Museum.
It’s not yet clear what the frequency of new episodes will be but I sure hope they will be frequent. This podcast provides a convenient way to learn about the Holocaust and its continuing relevance from highly qualified experts not normally accessible to the general public.