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1 Description History Victims Concentration Camps Liberation and Beyond
The Holocaust Description History Victims Concentration Camps Liberation and Beyond

2 Description

3 What is The Holocaust? Holocaust was originally a Jewish term that meant "a burnt sacrifice offered to God" Now refers to the systematic annihilation (complete removal) of European Jews and other minority groups by Nazi Germany

4 History

5 Timeline The Holocaust is considered to have taken place between World War II officially took place between

6 1933 Hitler comes to power, along with his Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers
1933 “Nuremberg Laws” make Jewish people second class citizens and Jewish businesses are boycotted

7 1933-1935 plans to reduce genetic inferiors by sterilization
minorities are sent to concentration camps Jews are not allowed to attend public schools or theatres, and could not live or even walk within certain sections of town

8 Plundered items from Jewish homes

9 1938 During Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), Jews are arrested, and their homes and synagogues are destroyed 1939 Germany invades Poland, start of WWII, Germans view Polish as subhuman Polish Jews sent to extermination camps May Defeat of Nazi Germany

10 Victims

11 “While not all victims were Jews, all Jews were victims.”
~Elie Wiesel

12 Gestapo beating a Jew

13 “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ~Elie Wiesel

14 Other minorities targeted
Physically handicapped Mentally handicapped Gypsies Homosexuals Jehovah’s Witnesses

15 Gypsies in Concentration Camp

16 “Wartime was the best time for the elimination of the incurably ill.”
~Adolf Hitler

17 Children Did not escape the terror
1 ½ million Jewish and minority children were murdered

18 Jewish child in Ghetto

19 Children being deported

20 Concentration Camps

21 Women and children were usually seen as useless
Only those who could work or perform jobs were kept alive Those who were allowed to live were disinfected and their heads were shaved Many were killed in the “poison gas” showers

22 Crematory from Concentration Camp

23 Men in Concentration Camp Wiesel is in this picture

24 Glasses of those murdered in Concentration Camp

25 Sorting through clothes of people murdered in concentration camp

26 Mass Grave

27 Mass Burning

28 “Indifference makes that person dead before the person dies.”
~Elie Wiesel

29 Liberation

30 Most people had few family members left
Many people left Germany and Poland for other countries Some went to “Displaced Persons” camps

31 Liberation from a Concentration Camp

32 Removal of the Nazi Symbol after Liberation

33 Elie Wiesel

34 1986 won Nobel Peace Prize Currently a professor at Boston University Survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald Published Night, a memoir of his time in the concentration camps, in 1960.

35 (Left) Wiesel at age 15, (Right) Wiesel in Concentration Camp

36 Oprah’s interview with Elie Wiesel
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