Day 1 and 2
• Holocaust • Number the Stars
• Exit Slip
• How is the Holocaust a transforming event in world
• Hitler in Power 1939
• 1939, under Nazi rule, German citizens were encouraged
to stop patronizing Jewish businesses. • In part, the Nazi party gained popularity by disseminating anti-Jewish propaganda. • Millions bought Hitler's book Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which called for the removal of Jews from Germany.
• With the Nazi rise to power in 1933, the
party ordered anti-Jewish boycotts, staged book burnings, and enacted antiJewish legislation. • In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws defined Jews by blood and ordered the total separation of "Aryans" and "non-Aryans." • On November 9, 1938, the Nazis destroyed synagogues and the shop windows of Jewish-owned stores throughout Germany and Austria.
• Organized the SA, a police unit charged with silencing
opposition to the Nazis. • Hitler formed the SS, an elite guard that became the private army of the Nazi party. • State Police or Gestapo was formed to identify and pursue those people who didn’t follow the new laws of the Nazi regime.
• Animated Map
Anti-Semitism: German Children's book
• The Holocaust was the
systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime. • The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were "unworthy of life."
• During the era of the Holocaust,
the Nazis also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), the handicapped, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). • In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. By 1945, close to two out of every three European Jews had been killed as part of the "Final Solution", the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.