The Holocaust Warm-Up: What are the approximate dates of the Holocaust? Where did the Holocaust occur? What is the significance of the above picture?
Agenda: Warm-Up Tonight’s Homework-#6 The Poisonous Mushroom Reading & Reflection Notes “The War” video clip (12 minutes) TOD The Holocaust
“The Poisonous Mushroom” As a class we will read the reading together. After we have read “The Poisonous Mushroom” you are to take 5 minutes and complete the reflection at the conclusion of the reading in your notebook by yourself. I will ask for a few volunteers to share their responses when everyone has finished.
Review: You already have this in your notes • Hitler Makes War on the Jews • Nazis used Jews as scapegoats for all of Germany’s problems since WWI • Hitler didn’t necessarily use anti-Semitism as a political tool – he really believed what he was saying • 1933 – laws passed depriving Jews of most rights, violence increased • November 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht – Nazi mobs attacked Jews in their homes, on the streets, and destroyed Jewish-owned buildings. Marked beginning of elimination of Jews from German life.
Actions Against Jews • Nuremberg Laws (1935)-Revoked citizenship in German for Jews • Many Jews fled Germany and headed to France, Britain, and the US-these countries eventually closed their doors due to such large numbers of refugees • Hitler isolated the Jews into ghettos-terrible living conditions, filled with diseases • The Final Solution-program of genocide to exterminate the Jewish, Poles, Russians, homosexuals, the insane, the disabled and the incurably ill.
More than 6 million European Jews died in death camps and Nazi massacres; less than 4 million survived
In your notebook answer the following questions regarding the footage that you just viewed from the documentary, “The War.” Video Clip Response Questions: After seeing the footage of the concentration camps what is one thing that surprised you? Do you believe that the villagers of the Austrian camp knew what was going on? If they did, why would they deny it now? What other groups of people were placed in concentration camps besides the Jews?
Read the article titled, “The Aftermath of the Holocaust” from The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum. Answer the questions below in COMPLETE SENTENCES in your notebook. “Ticket-Out-the-Door” Questions: Why did many holocaust survivors fear returning to their former homes? Where did many homeless Jews go to in Europe and what nations administered these places? In no less than three sentences explain how the Holocaust aided in the creation of the State of Israel? Where did European Jews immigrate to if not to Palestine?