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A general view of Auschwitz

BBC TWO unravels the secrets of Auschwitz


Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder in WW2 will go live within the World War Two section of towards the end of 2004.

The site will include a three-dimensional interactive timeline charting the development of Nazi racial policy - from the first racial laws in 1933 to the end of the killing in 1945 - and highlighting events as they happened to the people who lived through them.

Visitors can trace the development of the camp through an animated map of Auschwitz-Birkenau and there willl be access to detailed analysis from leading historians in a series of features.

There are also plans for historians and programme-makers to host message boards during the run of Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' next year.

Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder in WW2 will also be accessible as a sub-section of Wars and Conflicts under the heading Genocide and Mass Murder.

The content is intended as a lasting contribution to the BBC's history website.

The WW2 People's War website aims to capture and preserve for future generations the personal and family stories of the people who lived and fought during World War Two.

Visitors to the site can browse several thousand stories online, add their own or their family's memories or photos of the war and join in related discussions and forums.

The 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau will be marked on the site and developed during the run of the series.

The call to action will focus on the British experience, such as soldiers who liberated Bergen-Belsen, camp survivors, nurses who went to Europe to treat survivors, and people who met refugees during and after the war.

The site will also offer a series of lesson plans on the subject for teachers, focusing on the British experience and its contemporary relevance.

In the week of Holocaust Memorial Day in January, the CBBC Newsround website will be featuring a Press Pack Report written by one of the group of students who went to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust in October 2004.

Jack will share his experience of the visit and how it affected him.

The main CBBC website will also be covering the event with information on what the day is all about and offering advice to children on how to tackle racism today, with links to our exclusive Press Pack Report.

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