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World War II Holocaust

Lesson Plans
  1. Holocaust - Lessons for Grades K - 4 (Stahl)
      Provides lessons for grades K - 4 to help children appreciate differences and avoid prejudice and stereotypes that led to the holocaust. Does not recommend teaching about the actual holocaust before the fifth grade. Sometimes misspelled as holacaust, holacost, or holocost. 5-00

Papers
  1. -01-27-05 Holocaust Remembered (USA Today)
      "As candles flickered in the snowy, winter gloom, world leaders and Auschwitz survivors Thursday remembered victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp." 1-05

  2. 36 Questions About the Holocaust (Wiesenthal.com)
      Provides answers to 26 commonly asked questions.

  3. Hitler's Infamous Genocide Letter (Time.com)
      "In September 1919, the year after the end of World War I, a German captain named Karl Mayr, who ran a propaganda unit in charge of educating demobilized soldiers in nationalism and scapegoating, received an inquiry from a soldier named Adolf Gemlich about the army's position on "the Jewish question." Mayr tasked a young subordinate named Adolf Hitler to answer. The resulting Gemlich letter, as it is known to historians, is believed to be the first record of Hitler's anti-Semitic beliefs and has been an important document in Holocaust studies for decades." 06-11

  4. Holocaust - Teaching Guidelines for Grades K - 4 (Florida Center for Instructional Technology)
      Provides guidelines for teaching topics that lead up to discussion of the holocaust in the eighth grade through high school. Sometimes misspelled as holacaust, holacost, or holocost. 5-00

  5. Holocaust - Timelines - High School Level (Wiesenthal Center)
      Provides a timeline related to the atrocities of the holocaust in Europe during World War II. Sometimes misspelled as holacaust, holacost, or holocost. 5-00

  6. Holocaust History (Wiesenthal Center)
      Provides resources related to the holocaust during World War II. Sometimes misspelled as holacaust, holacost, or holocost.

  7. Holocaust Infrastructure Much Larger Than Previously Thought (USA Today)
      "Couched in patronizing and dehumanizing language, documents from the earliest camps foreshadow a system that would define the word "genocide." They show that years before the mass-scale killings began at death camps such as Auschwitz, the intellectual groundwork of viewing categories of humanity as subhuman was already in place."

  8. Holocaust Participation by German Diplomats (Time.com)
      "One of the pillars of Germany's political establishment, the Foreign Ministry, was a 'criminal organization' during the Nazi era, and the country's diplomats played a far more active role in the Holocaust than was previously acknowledged. Those are some of the troubling findings of a new 880-page government-sponsored report, called "The Ministry and the Past: German Diplomats in the Third Reich and the Federal Republic," which has shaken the nation. Drawn from thousands of historical documents, the report, due to be officially released on Thursday, makes for uncomfortable reading as it debunks a long cherished belief that Germany's Foreign Ministry was a hive of resistance to the Nazi regime and that German diplomats were not involved in the mass extermination of millions of Jews in Nazi death camps."

  9. Rudolf Hess's Remains Exhumed and Tossed into the Sea (Time.com)
      "Yesterday morning, the bones of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, were exhumed from his grave in southern Germany. The bones were then cremated and scattered at sea, cemetery administrator Andreas Fabel told the Associated Press. This comes in response to the use of Hess' grave as a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis. Rudolf Hess was once third in command of the Nazi regime, behind Hermann Goring and Hitler himself." 07-11

  10. Wiesenthal, Simon (Simon Wiesenthal Center)
      "Simon Wiesenthal, the famous Nazi Hunter has died in Vienna at the age of 96, the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced today (September 20th)."

      " 'Simon Wiesenthal was the conscience of the Holocaust,' said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the International Human Rights NGO named in Mr. Wiesenthalís honor, adding, 'When the Holocaust ended in 1945 and the whole world went home to forget, he alone remained behind to remember.' " 9-05

  11. Wiesenthal, Simon (Wikipedia.org)
      "Wiesenthal dedicated most of his life to tracking down and gathering information on fugitive Nazis so that they could be brought to justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity." 9-05

   
   


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