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WWII: Atrocities . Warm Up: Review HW Readings with your Partner . Discuss your answers to 1 & 2 of article 1? Does the author of article 1, think that fighting in WWII was just?

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Wwii atrocities

WWII: Atrocities


Warm up review hw readings with your partner

Warm Up: Review HW Readings with your Partner

  • Discuss your answers to 1 & 2 of article 1?

  • Does the author of article 1, think that fighting in WWII was just?

  • In article 2, discuss why you think the author chose to describe the interaction between Billy & the doctor. Write down your ideas on your handout.


Just war

Just War

  • Post It #1: What have we seen in video clips and movies so far that makes you question whether war is worth fighting? Explain in 1-2 sentences

  • Post It #2: Find a quote from the text you read for homework that shows either authors view on war. Write it on a post it


Presentations axis terrors

Presentations: Axis Terrors

  • Stalin’s Great Terror

  • Kristallnact

  • Auschwitz

  • Battle of Stalingrad

  • Nanking Massacre


Why we fight

Why We Fight?

  • The Holocaust: Mass murder of Jews by Nazi’s during WWII

  • Genocide: Mass murder of a specific group of people

  • War Crimes: acts that violate normal customs and rules of war, usually extreme torture and killing of civilians or prisoners of war


Why we fight1

Why We Fight?

  • What have we seen so far that convinces us that fighting this war was worth it?

  • By the end of today you will answer this question

    • Given what you have learned so far, would you be willing to go fight in the war?

    • Do you feel that it would be worth giving your life to fight against the enemy we were facing, even if it meant injury, mental damage or death?


Stalin soviet russia

Stalin & Soviet Russia

  • At least 6 Million people were deliberately murdered by Stalin between 1931-1945

    • None of these were killed in battles of WWII

    • 3 Million from Ukraine were starved to death


Hitler holocaust

Hitler & Holocaust

  • About 12 million people were systematically murdered by the Nazis from 1939-1945

    • 5.6 million Jews

    • 6 Million other groups: Polish, Gypsies, Physically and Mentally Disabled


Japanese nanking

Japanese & Nanking

  • 300,000 people were killed in 1 city (Nanking) by the Japanese during 1937

    • None of these were deaths in battle

  • At least 20,000 Women were raped by Japanese soldiers


Text study 4 groups of primary sources

Text Study (4 groups of Primary Sources)

  • Group 1: 2x The Rape of Nanking

  • Group 2: 2x Eastern Europe Hitler to Stalin

    In your notes:

  • Title of your source

  • Primary or Secondary Source

  • Summary statement for each paragraph

  • Main Idea for the text

  • Underline 2-3 quotes that stand out

  • At least 1 questions this text makes you want to ask


What did we know

What did we know?

  • The US Government has reports of what was going on in Germany

  • Some newspapers printed stories of what Hilter was doing and of the Rape of Nanking

  • Most of the population has no idea of the scale and the details of the the killing that was happening


Exit homework reflection

Exit /Homework Reflection

  • Given what you have learned so far, would you be willing to go fight in the war?

  • Do you feel that it would be worth giving your life to fight against the enemy we were facing, even if it meant injury, mental damage or death?


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