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1 Lesson Study Chronology of the Holocaust Road to Auschwitz: ( )

2 The road to Auschwitz was built by hate, but paved by indifference. – Ian Kershaw

3 PRE-ACTIVITY: The Questions & the Timeline Please get out your copy of the timeline (p. 2-3) given yesterday as well as the questions (p. 4) you completed for homework. Have only that and a pen or pencil on your desk. Read the laws at your desk so you are ready to discuss them with your group.

4 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, Part I: The Laws In your small groups, read & discuss all the laws in your packet; agree on ONE law that might have had the most impact on you & your peers; share your groups law with the whole class; tape it & the remaining laws on the class timeline. (p.6)

5 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, Part I: The Laws Go for a Class Timeline Gallery Walk looking at ALL the laws now posted. Individually, complete PART 1, QUESTION 1 in your packets (p. 5).

6 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, Part II: Photograph Analysis Photograph #: Date: Sep Oct 1939 Locale: Tomaszow Mazowiecki, [Lodz] Poland Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Instytut Pamieci Narodowej

7 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, Part II: Photograph Analysis What do you see?

8 Caption A group of German soldiers and civilians look on as a Jewish man is forced to cut the beard of another in Tomaszow Mazowiecki. Look at this last! Dont cheat!

9 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, Part II: Photograph Analysis As a group, complete the rest of the packet (p. 7-8): –discuss the photos –fill in the worksheets When finished… 1. tape the caption onto the photo. 2. tape the photo onto the timeline.

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21 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, PART III: Discussion (p. 9) Putting it all together… During which years were there fewer events? Why do you think that? More events? Why? What was the most common expression of the bystanders in the photographs? Perpetrators? Victims? What role do you think that the laws played in determining the behavior of the people you saw in the photographs today?

22 IN-CLASS ACTIVITY, PART III: Discussion (p. 9) Back to the Quote… The road to Auschwitz was built by hate, but paved by indifference. – Ian Kershaw Look at the class timeline, what one or two images would you look to in order to explain this quote? What responsibilities does knowing this history place on all of us today?

23 POST-ACTIVITY, PART III: Think it Through (p. 10) Individually, complete the follow-up questions in short essay form. OR… if you dont have time for an in-class discussion…

24 Teaching Alternatives One - three+ days Pick and choose laws according to your students. Pick and choose pictures accordingly. Use as introductory lesson, lesson on bystanders, primary source analysis, etc. Use related testimonies. Change the timeline as you see fit - write on it, add or delete information.

25 There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move – and he, in turn, waits for you. -Marian Anderson


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