The Holocaust spanned across Europe and affected many countries around the globe. The Museum’s Interactive Timelines encourage visitors to dive deeper into the history of the Holocaust by presenting opportunities to explore space, time and geography. Visitors select hotspots that change based on interactivity on the timeline. The timelines highlight important events and significant dates related to Holocaust history.
Beginning with the persecution of the Jews, the first timeline demonstrates the various rights taken from European Jews and others targeted by the Nazis including those deemed “undesirable.” As the expansion of the Nazi domination across Europe continues into the early 1940s, they advanced their state sponsored torture and killing of Jews and other victim peoples.
The Atrocity & Devastation timeline showcases various locations of concentration camps, ghettos, mobile killing units, and six killing centers and sheds light on the death marches.
The Liberation & Aftermath timeline focuses on the immediate aftermath of the war and Holocaust survivors’ long and non-linear journeys toward resettlement, including displaced persons camps and emigration.
Lastly, visitors have the opportunity to learn about immigration to, and life in Canada, not only for Holocaust survivors, but for various waves of immigrants who have settled in across the country and specifically, in Toronto.