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  1. The Holocaust: a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire; any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life

  2. 1933-1945 Historical Context of The Holocaust

  3. Nationalistic fervor Racism Centuries-old bigotry World War I Antisemitism 1933-1945 Treaty of Versailles Weimar Republic International Indifference Propaganda The Depression Political charisma of Adolf Hitler

  4. 1933-1945 Anti-Semitism

  5. Salarino: Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh? What’s that good for? Shylock: To bait fish withal; if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

  6. 1933-1945 Karl Lueger (1844-1907)Mayor of Vienna

  7. “If Dr. Karl Lueger had lived in Germany, he would have been ranked among the great minds of our people.” -Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf

  8. 1933-1945 Beer Hall PutschNov. 9, 1923

  9. “In 1935, the sixteen dead were moved from separate graves to a pair of “Honor Temples” in Munich where they took up “eternal watch.” It was as if they had been born again. Flags that formerly had flown at half mast were now at full mast. The New York Times correspondent observed that Munich was celebrating “not a funeral but a triumph.” As the names of the sixteen were called in a last roll call before the Honor Temples, the assembled crowd of thousands answered “here” to each name.”Bending Spines p. 21

  10. Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF • “Mein Kampf” means “My Struggle”; Hitler wrote it while in prison in the 1920’s • Still banned in most European countries • Given to every newly married German couple from the late 1930’s onward

  11. Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF • “The relation of the Jews to prostitution and, even more, to the white-slave traffic, could be studied in Vienna…When thus for the first time I recognized the Jew as the cold-hearted, shameless, and calculating director of this revolting vice traffic in the scum of the big city, a cold shudder ran down my back.” (p. 59) • “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” (p. 65)

  12. Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF Hitler’s MEIN KAMPF “On this first and greatest lie, that the Jews are not a race, but a religion, more and more lies are based in necessary consequence.” (p. 307)

  13. 1933-1945 1933-1945

  14. 1933-1945 1933Hitler becomes Chancellor

  15. 1933-1945 Night of the Long KnivesJune 30-July 2, 1934

  16. "If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the German people, and thereby I became the supreme judge of the German people." "It was no secret that this time the revolution would have to be bloody; when we spoke of it we called it 'The Night of the Long Knives.' Everyone must know for all future time that if he raises his hand to strike the State, then certain death is his lot."

  17. 1933-1945 March 1933Dachau Concentration Camp

  18. 1933-1945 May 10, 1934Book Burnings

  19. 1933-1945 Sept. 10, 1935Nuremberg Laws

  20. 1933-1945 July 1938Evian Conference

  21. 1933-1945 October 1938Deportations Begin

  22. 1933-1945 November 7, 1938Assassination of Ernst Vom Rath

  23. 'Being a Jew is not a crime. I am not a dog. I have a right to live and the Jewish people have a right to exist on this earth. Wherever I have been I have been chased like an animal.'9 --Herchel Grynszpan

  24. 1933-1945 November 9, 1938Kristallnacht

  25. 1933-1945 May 1939S.S. St. Louis

  26. 1933-1945 Sept. 1, 1939WWII Begins