The HOLOCAUST Looking through the eyes of those who suffered… Lisa VanBeveren North Syracuse Junior High School email@example.com
Holocaust • Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." • In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.
Task overview We will be define the problem of the Holocaust as a class. We will then look at pictures from the time and collect evidence of the injustices the Jewish population faced.
Background • The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. • "The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an threat to the so-called German racial community.
The Problem • Define as a class. • Based on your prior knowledge, what are some of the injustices the Jewish population faced?
Gathering Evidence • You will be viewing six photographs and a short video • As you watch please gather evidence of injustices that the Jewish population faced during the Holocaust. • Record your observations on the note sheet provided. • We will have a class discussion based on the evidence you gathered.
Evidence SheetTask Directions • Please use the evidence sheet provided to record your observations as you view the following slides. • Evidence Sheet
Photograph One Imagine the conditions on those trains. What would it be like? How would you feel? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Photograph Two Notice their clothing. What do you see? What does that mean? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Photograph Three • Do you know what that sign says? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Photograph Four Look at the details of this picture. How are the prisoners dressed? How are they standing? What inferences can you make? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Photograph Five Based on this photo, what inferences can you make about the treatment in the camps? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Photograph 6 Imagine sleeping in these quarters. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Video Link to video from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website about the liberation of death camp known as Auschwitz. Video Maximize the Real Player video screen to view the video.
Conclusive Statements What statements can you make about the treatment of the Jewish population based on the evidence gathered while looking at the photographs and video?