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September 22, 2014 Do Now: What is a catastrophe? List tWo examples of a catastrophe. Catastrophe – An event resulting in great loss or misfortune. Genocide – Any attempt to destroy members of a group in whole or in part. This includes killing members of a group.

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september 22 2014 do now what is a catastrophe list two examples of a catastrophe

September 22, 2014 Do Now: What is a catastrophe? List tWo examples of a catastrophe.

genocide any attempt to destroy members of a group in whole or in part
Genocide – Any attempt to destroy members of a group in whole or in part.
  • This includes killing members of a group.
  • Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.
  • Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.
  • Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
  • Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group
genocide continued
Genocide Continued
  • The word Genocide didn’t exist before the Holocaust. It was invented as away of explaining what happened.
  • The Genocide that occurred during the Holocaust is one of the reasons for the formation of the United Nations.
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Holocaust – the systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jews by Nazi Germany Between 1933-1945.
  • The Holocaust resulted in the deaths of approximately 11 million people.
  • Approximately 6 million of those deaths were Jews.
  • The Holocaust is largely studied as a Jewish struggle because although Jews weren’t the only targets, every Jew was a potential target.
  • 2/3rds of European Jews were killed.
holocaust deaths by the numbers
Holocaust Deaths By the Numbers
  • Hundreds of thousands of Sinta-Roma (Gypsies).
  • 250,000 Physically or mentally handicapped.
  • More than 3 million Soviet Prisoners.
  • About 2 million Poles.
  • Roughly A million Slavs that were targeted for slave labor.
  • Thousands of Homosexuals, Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists, and Jehovah’s Witnessess
the holocaust is the most well documented genocide in history
The Holocaust is the Most Well-Documented Genocide In History

Sources of Information:

  • Newspapers
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Documentaries
  • Personal accounts from survivors and perpetrators
  • Artifacts
reasons we study the holocaust
Reasons We Study the Holocaust
  • 1. The number of deaths.
  • 2. It helped inspire the creation of the UN.
  • 3. Because it is so well-documented, studying the Holocaust and its causes can help to recognize and prevent future genocides.
  • 4. It’s a part of history
  • 5. Some still try and deny that it ever happened.
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