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Human Rights and The Holocaust

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Transcript of Human Rights and The Holocaust

Human Rights and The Holocaust
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The 30 Articles of The Declaration of Human Rights
How do we prevent the atrocities of our world from occuring?
How do we answer to the unspeakable tragedies of our world?
WHY do we need to remember?

- questions you have about your topic

Conclusion you arrive at after researching the answer to your question

Elie Weisel


Elie Weisel
Human Rights and The Holocaust


What have you learned?
Where do you still want to go with this?
1. In your research groups, discuss what you have learned so far.
2. Write 3 - 5 questions your group has about the holocaust and human rights
3. From those questions, select one that is of particular interest to your group.
4. Create a new set of questions for this topic that will guide your research

Submit your questions to me for approval check point #1
Other places to visit
What are Human Rights ?
Inquiry question
What does it mean to be human?

What are rights?

Does where we live impact our humanity?

Does it impact the rights we have?

Should it?

Who should be protecting our rights?




Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable
rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice
and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous
acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world
in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom
from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be
protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their
faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person
and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote
social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation
with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of
human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the
greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
Now, therefore,
The General Assembly,
Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of
achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and
every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by

The UN website

Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

Child friendly version

Celebrating 60 years of Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights

Why do we have to remember?
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