The Holocaust • What is going on here?
The Holocaust The sign says: “Jews are not wanted here.”
The Holocaust The signs read: "Germans! Defend yourselves! Don't buy from Jews.“ • What do you think they mean?
The Holocaust • What is happening here?
The Holocaust • What must these Jews be feeling as they are forced to leave their homes behind and board these trains for the unknown?
The Holocaust • Jews were forced to wear the “Star of David” whenever they were out in public. • Why do you think the Germans made them do this?
The Holocaust • The following slides will show you the brutality of the German Nazis during World War II. • Be prepared to answer the questions at the end of the slides in your notes.
The Holocaust • S.S. firing squad executing captured Jews.
The Holocaust • Nazi S.S. soldier executing mother and child.
The Holocaust • Nazi soldier executing Jewish man by mass grave.
The Holocaust • The railway entrance to Auschwitz. This was the first and last view many Jewish people would see of the concentration camp.
The Holocaust • The gates of Auschwitz. The sign says, “Work will make you free”
The Holocaust • Fences surround the concentration camp at Auschwitz. An estimated 2,500,000 people were exterminated at the camp. A row of chimneys tops the crematorium, where bodies were burned.
The Holocaust • This gas chamber was the largest room in Crematorium I at Auschwitz. The room was originally used as a mortuary but was converted in 1941 into a gas chamber where Soviet POWs and Jews were killed.
The Holocaust • Wedding rings taken from murdered Jews.
The Holocaust • Glasses taken from the dead.
The Holocaust • An oven in a concentration camp.
The Holocaust Survivors in one of the concentration camps after being freed by American soldiers.
The Holocaust More survivors freed by American soldiers.
The Holocaust • Describe what you’ve just seen AND tell me why it is important for you to have seen it. • Are the German soldiers that worked at these camps guilty of murder? Why?
The Holocaust • Should the German people be guilty of murder?