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WORLD WAR II
The Holocaust
K-W-L CHART
What I Know
What I Want to
Know
What I Learned
GREAT DEPRESSION
 Severe
worldwide economic
depression
 Began in 1929 with the US stock
market crash
 Ended around the early 1940’s
 Germany devastated by
depression
Large amounts of unemployment
 US stopped paying loans to help rebuild
economy
 1933 Nazi Party formed

HATE VIOLENCE PYRAMID
Individual &/or Community
Murder
Arson
Rape
Terrorism
Assault
Vandalism
Threats
Desecration
Harassment
Lynching
Genocide
Deliberate, systematic
extermination of an
entire people
Violence
Discrimination
Harassment
Social Exclusion
Discrimination of Employment, Education, &
Housing
Prejudice & Bigotry
Scapegoating Name-calling
Ridicule
Social Avoidance
Epithets
De-humanization
Acts of Bias
Stereotyping
Jokes
Rumors
Insensitive remarks
Justify bias by seeking out like-minded people
Accept negative information & ignoring the positive info
NAZI PARTY
National Socialists German Workers Party
 Formed in 1919. In power to 1945
 Led by Adolf Hitler
 supported the "racial purity of the German people"
 claimed itself as the protector of Germany from Jewish
influence and corruption
 persecuted those they perceived as either race enemies
 included Jews, Slavs, Roma (gypsies), Communists,
homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled,
and others

WORLD WAR II
1939 – 1945
• Two
groups: Allies and Axis
• Germany wanted to establish a large empire
• Japan attacks US naval base at Pearl Harbor in 1941
• 4 days later Germany declares war on US
• US enters WW II
• German defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942
turned the tide of the war
• Germany surrendered to the Allies causing the fall of
Nazi Germany, and the death of Adolf Hitler.
GERMAN EXPANSION

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_nm.php?Me
diaId=3372
HOLOCAUST
Means “the destruction”
 6 million European Jews died

Genocide: extermination of a national, racial,
political, or cultural group
 Concentration camps: inmates used to do slave labor
until they died of exhaustion or disease

ELIE WIESEL
Author of Night
 Night is a memoir of his experience during World War
II (1944)

OPRAH INTERVIEW PART 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KugVjbq6Si8