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2 A LESSON IN TOLERANCE May we never let it happen again… The Junior League of El Paso, 2004

3 Introduction The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. Holocaust Museum and Study Center

4 The Holocaust Story “Daniel’s Story”

5 Holocaust (hol·o·caust): n - 1. Great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire 2. Greek word that means burnt whole or consumed by fire Holocaust (hol·o·caust): n - 1. Great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire 2. Greek word that means burnt whole or consumed by fire

6 Holocaust Victims…  6 million Jews  1.5 million children under 12  “Other Undesirables”  5 million 11 MILLION KILLED

7 11 million 5 Million Undesirables Killed

8 6 Million Jews Killed

9 1.5 million children under the age of 12 were killed The current TOTAL population of El Paso and Juarez is 1.5 million people Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Aydów w Polsce Poland

10 Conditions in Germany at the end of WWI Germany was a defeated nation  Peace Treaty requirements  Stock Market Crash Nazis and Germans are not the same  Nazi Party  German citizens

11 Photo credit: USHMM Photo Archives Photo credit: National Archives, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives Adolf Hitler

12 Rise of the Nazi Party courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives  Hitler’s Promises  Better life  Germany great nation  Racial purity Hitler Youth Parade Hitler Youth march through Nuremberg, Germany past Nazi officials.

13 In the Beginning… The Nuremberg Laws

14 “You have no right to live among us as Jews.”

15 “You have no right to live among us.”

16 “You have no right to live !” Photo credit: Leopold Page Photographic Collection

17 1936 Olympics German citizens salute Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives

18 Photo credits: Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives Kristallnacht “Night Of Broken Glass”

19 BADGES OF HATE!

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22 Family being forced into Ghettos

23 Ghetto Star

24 People being “resettled” to Concentration Camps

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27 Prisoners arriving at the camps…

28 Entrance to Auschwitz “Work will set you free”

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30 Crowded Conditions

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32 Photo credit: German National Archives

33 Even the very young…

34 eyeglasses

35 Shoes

36 September 11, ,999 People died on September 11th

37 Resistance Righteous Among the Nations –Oskar Schindler –Raoul Wallenberg –Varian Fry Wallenberg Schindler Fry

38 Group portrait of a resistance unit Resistance Fighters

39 Liberated Russian children cheer / Dachau

40 Kindertransport Local Survivor

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42 Dr. Larry Gladstone  Dr. Larry Gladstone Local Survivor

43 Olga Bowman

44 museum founder and LOCAL SURVIVOR Henry Kellen

45 Bigotry Ignorance Scapegoat Racism Anger Hatred Blame Stereotypes Intimidation Prejudice

46 What role will you play?

47 Conscience and Courage

48 “ In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me – and by that time no one was left to speak up.” -Reverend Martin Niemoeller, Protestant minister, Germany, and concentration camp survivor

49 Have Any Genocides Occurred Since the Holocaust?  Holocaust refers specifically to the Jewish/Undesirables Genocide we have presented today  Genocide - mass murder of a group of people  1988 Kurdish genocide in Turkey and Iraq  1990 Rwandan genocide in Africa  1991 – 1995 Bosnian genocide in Europe May we never let it happen again…

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