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1930s: Adolf Hitler's persecution of the Jews in Germany begins in 1933. Discrimination gives way to the loss of all their rights as citizens. In 1938, the Nazis destroy the country's syna­gogues and begin imprisoning Jews and others in concentration camps, like the one depicted in "The Shawl." The Final Solution escalates throughout World War II, ending only in 1945 when the camps are liberated by the Allies.

1980s: The historical reality of the Holocaust is questioned by the largely discredited fringe or­ganization, the Institute for Historical Review, through articles in the Institute's publication, The Journal of Historical Review.

1990s: New information about the Holocaust continues to make headlines. In 1995, the Inter­national Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) admits Its "moral failure" to come to the aid of the Jews during the Holocaust. In 1997 the organization releases its wartime files Among...

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