Mission Statement

The Holocaust Historical Society was founded in 2006, and commenced collecting historical original images, for use on this website, and publications, and for the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team (H.E.A.R.T.), whose website went live in 2006. The Holocaust Historical Society website went live some ten years later in 2016, although articles started to be written some years before. 

This website is dedicated to the memory of the millions of Jews, Gypsies and other groups of people murdered and persecuted by the Nazis and their supporters during the years 1933 -1945. It is our intention to present the factual accounts of these dark times in an honest and straightforward manner, using text and images to tell the terrible truth about the Holocaust – the extermination of the Jews throughout occupied Europe. All the pages will list the source of the text used, the title, the publication house and the year of publication. If images are used then the source will also be credited. We ask all our readers to be patient and understanding – it will take some time to build the website and we might make the odd error- please feel free to inform us, should this be the case and we will do our best to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

This website will focus heavily on Poland, and we make no apologies for this, because under the Nazis, it is fair to say that Poland became ‘Europe’s Land of Suffering.’ The website will cover the development of the ‘Final Solution’ from the T4 Euthanasia Programme, which murdered sick and disabled people, through to the mass murder committed in the death camps, under the code-name Aktion Reinhardt and other programmes. The website will also cover the men who planned the Holocaust, and the people who committed the awful crimes. We will provide biographies and eyewitness accounts, war crimes trial statements as well, and descriptions of everyday life and death in the ghettos. It is our aim to educate as well as act as a memorial to speak for those who can no longer do so. We will do this not only through the website, but via other publications and through lectures and other media.

We would like to thank all the people who have supported our research and work; there are too many to thank on an individual basis. We are truly grateful for all our friends and supporters, some of whom are sadly no longer with us, we will never forget their contributions and hope that some of their work lives on. We would like to express our thanks for the support and advice from institutions like Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Ghetto Fighters House in Western Galilee, the Wiener Library in London, and the Tiergarten4 Association in Berlin. We would also like to thank the Bundesarchiv, for allowing us to use images from their photographic library, and USHMM in Washington DC.

It must be stressed that it is important to include on the website genuine photographs and documents and every effort has been made to uphold the integrity of the site, which has always been my aim, throughout my long history of contributing to various Holocaust related websites and publications. To that end the vast majority of the photographs and documents come from my own private archives, or the institutions listed above. We generally do not include images from any unknown sources.

We take our responsibilities very seriously, and every effort is made to ensure only bona fide material appears on the website. We owe that to the victims of the Holocaust and we honour their memory.

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Chris Webb - Photographed at the Warsaw Ghetto Wall Remnant 2009

Chris Webb - Founder of the Holocaust Historical Society

3 October 2006

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