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Copy of 8th Grade Holocaust Unit
Transcript of Copy of 8th Grade Holocaust Unit
Interview with Oprah Winfrey
and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz
Birkenau a.k.a. Auschwitz II
The aerial view of the ruins of
crematorium and gas chamber 2
Birkenau Ovens THEN
Birkenau Ovens NOW
Inside a Cattle Car
Two original cattle cars used to transport Jews to death camps
The photo above, taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau in October 2005, shows two original railroad cars with no windows, which were the type that were used to transport Jews to the Treblinka death camp. Many of the victims died of suffocation or dehydration before the train arrived in the camp.
i·ro·ny1 /arni, ar-/ Show Spelled[ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] Show IPA
noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
vul·ner·a·ble /vlnrbl/ Show Spelled[vuhl-ner-uh-buhl] Show IPA
1. capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body.
2. open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.: an argument vulnerable to refutation; He is vulnerable to bribery.
3. (of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend: a vulnerable bridge.
The Angel of Death---Dr. Mengele
Lest We Forget
Josef Mengele, German physician and SS captain. In 1943, he was named SS garrison physician (Standortartz) of Auschwitz. In that capacity, he was responsible for the differentiation and selection of those fit to work and those destined for gassing. Mengele also carried out human experiments on camp inmates, especially twins. Place and date uncertain.
— National Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau
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