In a few words, what is the Holocaust?
Holocaust: The systematic, bureaucratized, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during World War II. Genocide: The intentional elimination of a specific group of people based on their ethnicity, religion, or nationality. Anti-Semitism: Hostility, prejudice, or discrimination directed against Jews based on hostility to their religious beliefs, ethnic background, or race.
Learn the history of the Holocaust-a systematic, state-sanctioned persecution and murder of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Understand the consequences of hatred, prejudice and apathy to prevent future atrocities. Explore primary source materials to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the Holocaust.
The Nazis used up to 20,000 concentration camp prisoners to build the Auschwitz camp over a period of two and a half years. Anne Frank's diary was first published in 1947 under the title Het Achterhuis (The Secret Annex) The Nazis destroyed the majority of records related to the Holocaust, so it is difficult to provide an accurate estimation of the number of victims
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Work together in pairs: What are some of the most effective ways to ensure that students engage with the material when learning about the Holocaust?
What images or symbols come to mind when you think of the Holocaust, and how do they make you feel?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the ethical considerations when using images to teach about the Holocaust?
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