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  • 1. Part 3: Genocide• Your goal:Be able to compare the impact of genocide on different ethnic groups.
  • 2. Genocide Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a group of people.
  • 3. The Holocaust•The mass killing of Jews and other civilians•Done by German Nazis during WWII•This is not the only genocide in the world.
  • 4. Why study the Holocaust?• As an example of genocide• As an example of a fragile civilization• As an example of why we study history: • To learn from the past that we might not repeat it.
  • 5. Soon the mass of fainting humanity Is lead to theclean foyer of death. Disrobe quickly, take a showerand you will be fed. Food! Food! The hungry massof disoriented humanity awakens runs and fights toget into the chamber of gas.The heavy door closes and the cyclone dropped.Soon the parents choke and turn blue. Later thechildren turn rigid with death The people become atwisted load, of intertwined limps and heads gluedwith blood.When the human pulp is ready for theworks, Sondercommando quickly pull the bodiesapart, peel the gold from the mouths, and theremains are taken to the open pit where the bonesare cleaned with fire, and the fat drained for humansoap.
  • 6. Adolf Hitler, 1939“Our strength consists in our speed and inour brutality. Genghis Khan led millionsof women and children to slaughter- withpremeditation and a happyheart. History sees in him solely thefounder of a state. It’s a matter ofindifference to me what a weak westernEuropean civilization will say about me.
  • 7. Adolf Hitler, 1939I have issued the command - and I’ll haveanybody who utters but one word ofcriticism executed by a firing squad - thatour war aim does not consist inreaching certain lines, but in thephysical destruction of the enemy.
  • 8. Adolf Hitler, 1939Accordingly I have placed my death-headformations in readiness - for the presentonly in the East - with orders to them tosend to death mercilessly and withoutcompassion, men, women, and children ofPolish derivation and language. Only thusshall we gain the Lebensraum which weneed. Who, after all, speaks today ofthe annihilation of the Armenians?”
  • 9. The Final SolutionIn 1941, the Nazis began referringto the Final Solution.They were no longer trying tomove the Jews out of their way.They were trying to destroy thementirely.
  • 10. In 1933, the Nazis began roundingup Jews from all over Europe.They were told they were going tobe resettled in the East (Ukraine).They could pack up a fewbelongings to take with them.It was unfair, butresettlement didn’tsound horrible.
  • 11. The truth:Jews were being shipped to concentrationcamps. They werestarved, abused, experimented on, andmurdered.The camps killed thousands of peopleeach day.One camp alone could kill20,000 people in a day.
  • 12. The truth: The gas chamberJews were being shipped toconcentration camps. They werestarved, abused, experimentedon, and murdered.The camps killed over 10,000people each day.
  • 13. Disposal of bodies At first they buried bodies, but there were so many, they began cremating them.
  • 14. These were people. mothers daughters sisters brothers cousins uncles fathers students teachers neighbors artists friendsbankers butchers bakers classmates aunts citizens familyscientists doctors carpenters musicians farmers athletes cooks authors children grandparents
  • 15. These were people. mothers daughters sisters brothers cousins uncles fathers students teachers neighbors artists friendsbankers butchers bakers classmates aunts citizens familyscientists doctors carpenters musicians farmers athletes cooks authors children grandparents
  • 16. HolocaustPeople were systematically destroyed.
  • 17. Auschwitz 1944 Do you see the smoke?
  • 18. Who would believe the truth?500,000 Gypsies killed250,000 disabled persons killed6,000,000 Jews killedJews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, SocialDemocrats, Communists, partisans, tradeunionists, Polish intelligentsia, Gypsies, Mentallydisabled persons, physically disabledpersons, blacks, prisoners ofwar, criminals, homeless, beggars, writers, journalists, lawyers and anyone who opposed the Nazis.
  • 19. Who would believe the truth?Even when reports came back about thetrue nature of the camps,people refused to believethat anyone would try to systematicallykill so many people.Jews were still being loaded intoboxcars, thinking they were beingresettled.
  • 20. Why do we study this today? Why is it important to understand?
  • 21. Your assignment: Examine the genocide packet and prepare a group report on two of the genocides listed. Your report must include the following: •A map for each country involved •Number of people affected •Who was victimized •Who did this •What was done to the victims. You will present this as a group to the entire class.