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Holocaust

  1. 1. H O L O C A U S T W O R K S H O P M R S . H I G H L E Y A N D M R . O R T I Z M A Y , 2 0 1 4 Genocide Symposium
  2. 2. Genocide  On Sticky-Note, write a definition of what you think Genocide is.  Compare with a partner.  Similarities? Differences?  In 1948, the UN defined genocide as any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group including:  Killing members of the group  Causing serious bodily or mental harm  Imposing measures intended to prevent birth within the group  Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group  How does your definition compare?
  3. 3. Holocaust  What do you already know?  Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?  The imprisonment, enslavement, and mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews by Nazi Germany in WWII (1941-1945).  2/3 of all Jews in Europe were killed.  Some of the most horrifically inhumane tactics were used against Jews from Poland, Soviet Union, Germany, Ukraine, etc.  Why?  Inexplicable hate  No good answer for such tragedy
  4. 4. Stations (6-8 minutes each)  Propaganda  4 visuals depicting how message was spread  Answer questions on sheets – talk with partners  Do you see similarities with other events in history?  What is the common theme between pictures?  Maus  Calculated destruction (UN definition)  Himmler’s Speech  Calculated speech; lies; rationale  Knew it was wrong
  5. 5. Wrap-up  Pyramid of Hate  Vicious cycle  Not in Our Town  What is the role of the individual in society?  Guarantee equal rights  To ponder….  Where do we still see discrimination/prejudice still occur in the world today? How can we prevent this?
  6. 6. UN Declaration of Human Rights

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