Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder in WW2 will go live within the World
War Two section of bbc.co.uk/history 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'
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
The content is intended as a lasting contribution to the BBC's history
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
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.