Welcome. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute February 22, 2012 U.S. History Mr. Green. Reading Quiz. Identify the leaders of France and England that appeased Adolf Hitler by signing the Munich Pact. Hitler utilized this tactic to quickly defeat Poland in September 1939.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
February 22, 2012
Identify the leaders of France and England that appeased Adolf Hitler by signing the Munich Pact.
Hitler utilized this tactic to quickly defeat Poland in September 1939.
The Soviet Union and Germany signed this agreement to not fight.
He was the leader of Free France which was the government in exile in England.
The students will describe the Nazis’ “final solution to the Jewish problem and the horrors of the Holocaust by explaining the reasons for Nazi persecution of the Jews
Announcement: Chapter 16 Test Next Tuesday
Drill: Examine the graphs and images on pages 556-557 and answer the following:
1. What reaction do you think people had when they saw images like these for the 1st time?
2. What percent of Holocaust victims were Jews?
The Persecution Begins
April 4, 1933-No Jews can serve in the German government
Jews blamed for losing WWI, economic problems after WWI
Star of David worn after 6
Kristallnacht-November 6, 1938
Jews blamed for destruction
The Plight of Jewish Refugees
Many Jews left Germany
Other countries stopped admitting Jews
“We all want to get rid of our Jews. The difficulty is that no country wishes to receive them.” Germany’s foreign minister
60,000 Jews came to the U.S.
U.S. reluctant to accept Jews-Great Depression, anti-Sematism, “enemy agents”
Jews forced to labor camps/concentration camps
Jews not the only group
Gypsies, Freemasons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholics, homosexuals, mentally handicapped, insane, disabled, incurably ill
Hunger, humiliation, work
Ended with death
Worked dawn to dusk, 7 days a week
The killings were not happening fast enough
New concentration camps equipped with gas chambers in late 1941
Those condemned led to a shower of cyanide gas
Mass graves left evidence, Nazis then used crematoriums
Some camps conducted experiments on Jews
some only drank seawater
injected with diseases
6 million Jews died in death camps
List 4 events that led to the Holocaust.
Explain 3 reasons Jews were targeted for extermination.
1. Read Chapter 16 Section 4.
2. Chapter 16 Vocabulary due on Wednesday
3. Prepare for a Chapter 16.3 quiz