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Holocaust: Intro (#1)

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Lisa Olding

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Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 5:
Day 6:
Day 4:
Day 7:
Final Solution
Day 8:
Day 9:
September 15, 1935
Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany.
Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-Germans, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."
First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany
In all German schools it is officially taught that "non-Aryans" are racially inferior.
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship.
Jews can obtain passports for travel outside of Germany only in special cases.
Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"): Nazi organized nation-wide pogroms result in the burning of hundreds of synagogues; the looting and destruction of many Jewish homes, schools, and community offices; vandalism; and the looting of 7,500 Jewish stores. Many Jews are beaten, and more than 90 are killed. Thirty-thousand Jewish men are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps.
November 9-10, 1938:
Jews must sell all businesses and are banned from schools.
Hitler extends powers to doctors to kill institutionalized mentally and physically disabled persons in the "euthanasia" program.
September 1, 1939:
World War II Begins
Construction begins on Birkenau, an addition to the Auschwitz camp. Birkenau includes a killing center which begins operations in early 1942
Dec. 7, 1941:
Nazi "extermination" camps located in occupied Poland at Auschwitz, Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, and Majdanek-Lublin begins mass murder of Jews in gas chambers.
April, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
July 20, 1944:
German officers fail in a plot to assasinate Adolf Hitler.
April 30, 1945:
Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin rather than be caught by the advancing Soviet army.
The Holocaust
Works Cited:
Duffy, Michael. Web. 30
Apr. 2012. <http://www.firstworldwar.com
First World War.com
16, September. "Holocaust Timeline."
20 Feb. 2012. <http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/
Center for Instructional Technology.
Historical Film Footage. United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum.
Web. 20 Feb. 2012.
What do you know or think of when you hear the phrase:
Write a five-sentence response and post it on Edmodo. This will be graded.
My fellow students, German men and women, the era of exaggerated Jewish intellectualism is now at an end. The triumph of the German revolution has cleared a path for the German way; and the future German man will not just be a man of books, but also a man of character and it is to this end we want to educate you. To have at an early age the courage to peer directly into the pitiless eyes of life.
To repudiate the fear of death in order to gain again the respect for death. That is the mission of the young and therefore you do well at this late hour to entrust to the flames the intellectual garbage of the past. It is a strong, great and symbolic undertaking, an undertaking, which shall prove to all the world that the intellectual basis of the November Republic is here overturned; but that from its ruins will arise victorious the lord of a new spirit."

Joseph Goebbels
Reich Minister of Propaganda
Germany, May 10, 1933
Rodney is creating a draft of a project about the conditions in Germany leading up to WWII. The draft of Rodney's report requires revisions and edits.

Which Internet site would most likely provide information about the conditions in Germany?
All of these sentences include information that should be documented on a works–cited page EXCEPT:
Which sentence in Shelli's draft includes information that requires documentation of a source
Martin found this information in a language handbook.

According to this information, what is the correct way to edit the sentence below?
a) http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html
A website dedicated to the promotion of travel to Germany

b) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11442892
A news article from 2010 outlining the history of German repayment from 1919 to 2010

c) http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/versailles.htm
A website that includes primary documents from WWI, including the treaty of Versailles

d) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_reparations
An open online encyclopedia entry about the reparations Germany was forced to make as a result of the Treaty of Versailles
This gang will put you all to shame.
And they started out poor and angry and everybody looked down on them.
Until one man decided to give them some pride, an identity... and somebody to blame.
You take over neighborhoods? That's nothing compared to them.
They took over countries.

And one of the ways they did it was by doing this: see, they print pictures like this in the newspapers, jewish people with big, long noses... blacks with big, fat lips.
They'd also published scientific evidence that proved that jews and blacks were the lowest form of human species; Jews and blacks were more like animals.

And because they were just like animals it didn't matter if they lived or died. In fact, life would be a whole lot better if they were all dead. That's how a holocaust happens.
a) sentence 1
b) sentence 2
c) sentence 3
d) sentence 4
a) The Holocaust began with Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany in 1933.

b) Blacks are equal to whites, and Jews are equal to Germans.

c) Racism is still a major issue in society today.

d) All people are created equal and should be permitted to live freely and safely.
In-text citations should include both the author's last name AND the page number where the information was obtained.
In a recent interview, Erin Gruwell said "suffering is universal."
a) In a recent interview, she said "suffering is universal" (Gruwell 4).

b) In an interview, Erin Gruwell said that "suffering is universal" (Thompson 4).

c) Erin Gruwell told the reporter, Scott Thompson, that "suffering is universal."

d) "Suffering is universal" (Thompson 4).
Hitler's superiors recognized that he had a gift. What was it?
a.learning new languages

b. accuracy with a rifle

c. convincing people to agree with what he said

d. completing paperwork accurately

a. 1914 c. 1923

b. 1919 d. 1933
When was the Treaty of Versailles signed?
What is the mood in Germany during the 1920's?
a. suspicious
b. frustrated
c. surprised
d. peaceful

a. Show the struggles he endured while trying to help Germany.
b. Explain how the Jews were inferior
c. Promote the Nazi Party
d. All of the above
Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf" to:
Why was Germany struggling economically after WWI?
a) they spent too much
b) they had to pay money to the Allies
c) they weren't struggling
d) they had to take care of the losing countries


Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.
- Heinrich Heine, 1797-1848
Day One:

1) visit this website:

2) Pick a Holocaust victim with a last name that starts
with the same letter as your own.

3) Read their biography, and post to Edmodo

your own five-sentence summary of their life.

4) Start reading your book and
be sure to take notes as you read.
Tonight's Homework:
Summarizing a Holocaust Story
Book Study &
Research Project
Events Leading to the Holocaust
After losing WWI, Germany was forced to sign the Peace Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919.
Even today, many people feel that the treaty was too strict
Germany had to give up over 10% of its territory
Limits were placed on the German army, air force, and navy
Economic sanctions made trade difficult
Germany had to pay large sums of money to the Allied governments to cover costs of war and future upkeep and training of Allied military forces
Many veterans wanted retribution for the loss Germany experienced in WWI
The German mark (dollar) became almost worthless. People needed a wheelbarrow full of money to purchase groceries.
The Great Depression hit Germany in 1929
People saw Hitler as a savior, a way out of a difficult situation
Hitler promised and delivered jobs
National Geographic. Apocalypse The Rise of
Hitler. YouTube. 30 Apr. 2012.
Meehan, John. Holocaust: Day One. Prezi. 2012.
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