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Number The Stars

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Number The Stars

  1. 1. Number the Stars A book about Danish life during World War II.
  2. 2. Setting <ul><li>Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1943 during WWII </li></ul><ul><li>German forces have invaded the lands around Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain and France have joined forces to stop Germany . </li></ul><ul><li>Germany has invaded Denmark and now the Jewish people fear for their lives! </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Germans <ul><li>Adolph Hitler was the leader of the Germans. </li></ul><ul><li>He believed that German people were members of a master race that should take over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>He led the Nazis party of Germany. </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Nazis <ul><li>The Nazis believed that Jewish people were the most dangerous race alive. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted to rid the world of all Jewish people. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1938, over 1,000 synagogues were burned and 30,000 Jews people were arrested. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish people began to flee Germany. </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Nazi Takeover in Europe <ul><li>The Nazi party created Concentration Camps (work camps with horrific conditions for Jewish people). </li></ul><ul><li>As the Nazi party became more powerful, they captured more and more countries and more and more Jewish people. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish deaths by country. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Denmark and the Germans <ul><li>In 1940, the country of Denmark was captured by the German Nazis. </li></ul><ul><li>There were 8,000 Jewish people living here at this time! </li></ul><ul><li>There were also about 1,500 Jewish people who had fled to Denmark in the early 1930s. </li></ul>
  7. 9. The Arrest of the Danish Jews <ul><li>In 1943 when the Danish people heard that the Germans had decided to arrest and imprison Jewish people, they formed the Danish Resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally many of the Danish Jews decide to flee Denmark. </li></ul>More history behind the story!
  8. 10. Denmark’s Flee
  9. 11. How bad was life for the Jewish People under Nazi rule? <ul><li>The following were rules for Jewish residents of areas controlled by the Nazis. These rules affected everyone who had at least one Jewish grandparent. </li></ul><ul><li>In many places, Jews had to wear a yellow 6-pointed star. </li></ul><ul><li>They were limited in the use of public transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to hand in their bicycles. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance was prohibited at theaters, movies, and sporting events. </li></ul><ul><li>They could shop only at Jewish stores and only between 3-5 pm. </li></ul><ul><li>Children had to attend Jewish schools and couldn't visit Christian friends. </li></ul><ul><li>All Jews had to be indoors by 8 pm. </li></ul><ul><li>They could not hold government jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Jewish citizens were ordered not to go to Jewish doctors or hire Jewish lawyers. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish teachers were fired. </li></ul><ul><li>Jews who owned stores had to mark windows with the word Jew and eventually had to sell their businesses to non-Jews. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish residents had no political rights </li></ul>
  10. 12. The Holocaust <ul><li>The word Holocaust , which means &quot;burn&quot; was first used in the late 1950's to refer to the death of Jews at the hands the Nazis. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we honor and remember the victims of Nazi torture through special museums, documentaries, and stories. </li></ul>More information on the Holocaust …..

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