Noémi Bán's Journey to Taipei American School
A Journey of Love and Understanding
Beginning in January 1933, the Nazis, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, came to power in Germany. The Nazis  believed that German people were superior to many other people who lived in Germany. The Jews, as well as Gypsies, Poles and Russians, and also the disabled were thought to be inferior by the Nazis. Not only were people persecuted for who they were, but also for political ideologies such as Socialism and Communism. This persecution and murder of the Jews is known as the Holocaust.1 The Jews received particular attention because they were used as scapegoats for the problems that the Germans faced after World War I.

Because of this prejudice, the Nazis and its
collaborators resorted to the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews.2


1United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Holocaust Encyclopedia." THE HOLOCAUST. 04 May 2009. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 04 May 2009<https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005143>.

2United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Holocaust Encyclopedia."
COLLABORATION. 04 May 2009. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. <https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005466>.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Inmates at forced labor in the Ravensbrueck concentration camp. image/18/18345a. 1942. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 03 Oct. 2009 <https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/media_ph.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005180&MediaId=644>.