The Holocaust Museum

Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust

Millions of ordinary people witnessed the crimes of the Holocaust. Across Europe, the Nazis found countless willing helpers who collaborated or were complicit in their crimes. What motives and pressures led so many to abandon their fellow human beings? Why did others choose to help? Watch the exhibition overview video.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was one of the more than one million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. She was born Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Otto and Edith Frank. Read more about Anne Frank.

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Samson Reichstein

Samson was raised by Jewish parents in Tarnopol. His father died when Samson was 13, and Samson went to work to help support his mother and four brothers and sisters. Read Samson’s story.

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