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					The Promise of Never Again:
      The Holocaust



        World History
         Spring 2007
"The road to Auschwitz was
built by hate, but paved with
        indifference."
                    --Ian Kershaw
  Based on your knowledge of the
  Holocaust, what do you think this
    quote means? Respond in a
  minimum of 1 paragraph on your
             own paper
Nazi
Power
(1933-1939)




Hitler rises to power in Germany
He promotes ideas of German nationalism &
racial hatred of the Jewish people
      Nazi Propaganda




  "The year is over.
The struggle goes on!"
        KRISTALLNACHT
      “Night of Broken Glass”
In wave of German
anger, Jewish
businesses and
homes are destroyed
in 1938.
Major step in Nazi
policy of Jewish
persecution
This sign lets Jewish
people know what
side of the street
they can walk on.
Ghettos (1939-1941)




Segregated & overcrowded areas that Jewish people
were herded into.
Became transition areas before being sent to
death/work camps
Dwellers were given ration cards (300 calories/day)
Ghettos were filthy with poor sanitation
Approximately 450,000 people lived in the Warsaw ghetto in early 1941. At this time, the ghetto contained about 840
acres, of which 760 acres were habitable. About 37% of the Greater Warsaw population was squeezed into 4.6% of the
area of the city.
                                     Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Zydów Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 95.
Smuggling food
Forced Labor
Homeless Children
Jewish Resistance
            Despite difficult
            conditions, many
            Jews held on
            Examples
              Smuggled food
              & other needed
              items
              Maintained
              traditions
              Secret schools
              Scholars kept
              records
The Final Solution
 Hitler impatient (waiting for Jews to die of
  starvation too slow)
 FINAL SOLUTION: a program of
  GENOCIDE—systemic killing of an entire
  people
 To preserve “Aryan” purity, he targeted
  Jews, Gypsies, Poles & Russians.
 In addition, others were targeted the
  insane, the disabled, incurably ill &
  homosexuals
SHOOTING PROVES TOO SLOW,
 COSTLY AND EMOTIONALLY
DRAINING ON THE SOLDIERS.

      THE ANSWER
  CONCENTRATION CAMPS
The Concentration Camps (1941-1942)
 The camps were
labor camps, death
camps, transit camps,
and prisoner-of-war
camps.
The living conditions
of all camps were
brutal.
Prisoners worked 7
days a week with very
little food & poor
conditions
The Final Stage: Mass Extermination
 In 1942, Nazi death camps built equipped
with gas chambers (6000/day) and
crematoriums
SIX MILLION JEWISH PEOPLE DIED IN
THE DEATH CAMPS
  “Never Again” by Remedy
                                           Listen to the song
                                           and follow along
                                           with the lyrics on the
                                           page in front of you
                                           Underline or circle
                                           words or phrases you
                                           hear that relate to the
                                           Holocaust


http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/spring_2005/Never_Again.mp3
HOLOCAUST ACROSTIC POEM
• Create an acrostic poem using the letters
  in the word HOLOCAUST
• Each line must have at least 3 words.

				
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