Presentation on theme: "Part Two: History and Context. Germany lost World War One 2 million German soldiers died They were forced to pay reparations to the Allies The."— Presentation transcript:
Germany lost World War One 2 million German soldiers died They were forced to pay reparations to the Allies The country went into economic crisis The Kaiser (leader) resigned so they had no strong leader The people were poor and humiliated
Jews in Germany lived side by side with other Germans and took part in Germany society Many Jews had fought for Germany in World War One The Nazis blamed the Jews for all of Germany’s misfortunes
The Nazi Party came to power in 1933 They believed that Germans were ‘the Master Race’, and superior to everyone else in the world They believed that other races were inferior, and that Jews were the worst of all They spread their ideas through propaganda such as films and books
1933: Jewish people are not allowed to take part in sports clubs 1936: Jewish people must hand over their bikes and radios to the police 1938: Jewish children are not allowed to play with non-Jewish children 1940: Jewish people are not allowed to use telephones 1941: All Jews over 6 years old must wear a yellow star 1942: Jewish people are not allowed pets
Activity: Choose one of the laws you just learned about, and create a still image of it. What would you most miss if it was taken away from you?
This picture shows children and their families being marched out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had been pulled out of hiding places by the soldiers.
Activity: Choose one of the characters in the picture. Imagine you are that person. How are you feeling at this moment?
Most of those killed in the Holocaust were Jews from across Europe
Roma (Gypsies) Gay people People with mental and physical disabilities Political opponents (e.g. Communists)