Presentation on theme: "Looking through the eyes of those"— Presentation transcript:
1 Looking through the eyes of those The HOLOCAUSTLooking through the eyes of thosewho suffered…Please take brief Cornell notes and use the sheet provided to write things you noticed in each of the photos in the latter part of this PPT
2 HolocaustHolocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire."In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.
3 Task OverviewWe will be define the problem of the Holocaust as a class. We will then look at pictures from the time and collect evidence of the injustices the Jewish population faced.
4 BackgroundThe Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi Regime and its collaborators.The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were a threat to the so-called German racial community.
5 The Problem Define as a class. Based on your prior knowledge, what are some of the injustices the Jewish population faced?
6 Gathering EvidenceYou will be viewing six photographs and a short videoAs you watch please gather evidence of injustices that the Jewish population faced during the Holocaust.Record your observations on the note sheet provided.We will have a class discussion based on the evidence you gathered.
7 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photograph OneImagine the conditions on those trains. What would it be like? How would you feel?United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
8 Photograph TwoNotice their clothing. What do you see? What does that mean?United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
9 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photograph ThreeDo you know what that sign says? Take a guess…United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
10 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photograph FourLook at the details of this picture. How are the prisoners dressed? How are they standing? What inferences can you make?United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
11 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photograph FiveBased on this photo, what inferences can you make about the treatment in the camps?United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
12 Photograph 6 Imagine sleeping in these quarters. United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPhoto Archives
13 VideoLink to video from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website about the liberation of death camp known as Auschwitz. Video Maximize the Real Player video screen to view the video.