http://youtu.be/136JGVOid-E. The Book Thief Marcus Zusak. Useful links. http://www.youtube.com/embed/m7B8ioiZz7M http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/press.html http://www.gradesaver.com/the-book-thief/study-guide/glossary-of-terms/ http://www.shmoop.com/book-thief/setting.html.
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The Book Thief
What is Genocide?
What is Racism?
What is the Holocaust?
What is a Jew?
Can it happen again?
Why did it occur?
When and where did it occur?
Why didn’t someone or a country stop it?
Why do we have to remember it?
Is it important to remember this period of history?
Who were the Nazis?
Did anyone oppose them?
Why were the Jews picked on and hated?
Who else was racially persecuted and sent to the labour or death camps?
What is a death camp?
Genocide-what is genocide? The destruction of a culture, the extermination of a chosen group, a crime against humanity..
The Armenians of the Ottoman Empire 1500s
The Jews of Europe
The killing fields of Cambodia
The Tutsis of Rwanda
The Muslims of Bosnia
The Tribes of Darfur, Sudan
The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.Tim Holden
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.Timothy Radcliffe
For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Elie Wiesel
“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.” Anne Frank
“Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.” Primo Levi