"Artifact" is defined as "something created by humans usually for a practical purpose especially an object remaining from a particular period" by Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition. There are many such artifacts that survived after World War II and the Holocaust. Many of these items can be seen in museums around the world, but since we cannot travel to all these museums, we will look at these artifacts online through the links below.
Your job: explore the images of some artifacts that still survive from the Holocaust-era. Choose four images. Print these images, explain what they are, and tell why you thought they were important or representative of this time. Be sure to include pictures of artifacts only, not pictures from that time period or of events. An example would be this image of these fence posts that were used around Auschwitz found in the USHMM. Please be sure to tell where each artifact can be found, or if that information is not listed, but sure to credit the source of the image (copyright).
Yad Vashem Artifact Collection (Click on Photos, Artifacts, and Documents) NOTE: Please click around until you find all of the information you need.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives Online (type the word "artifacts" or "exhibits" into the Search Photos)
You may also type the words of items you would like to see, such as "shoes", "emblem", "hair", or "spoons". There are thousands of artifacts to view, many of them part of the USHMM's main exhibit.