Many Americans worried that citizens of Japanese ancestry would act as spies or saboteurs for the Japanese government. Fear not evidence drove the U.S. to place over 127,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps for the duration of WWII.
This Anne Frank unit is designed with several lessons of various lengths. These lessons are usable in many different disciplines. Using one, several, or all of the lessons will address the unit's objectives to some degree. Students will accomplish some or all of the objectives depending on the number and nature of the lessons in which they participate.
The German Nazis were responsible for the systematic killing of millions of Jews. Hitler called it “The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.” There were concentration camps set up throughout German controlled territories. This seminar will focus on the largest and most notorious camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, located in German-controlled Poland.StandardsCC.1.2.11–12.C - Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals over the course of the text.CC.1.2.11–12.I - Analyze foundational U.S. and world documents of historical, political, and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
The German Nazis were responsible for the systematic killing of millions of Jews. Hitler called it “The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.” There were concentration camps set up throughout German controlled territories. This project will focus on the largest and most notorious camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, located in German-controlled Poland. Anne Frank and her family were discovered and arrested in August 1944. In September 1944 they were sent from the Westerbork Camp in the Netherlands to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survived and was liberated from Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945.
In this video interview with Francine Christophe, a Holocaust survivor, you will learn about her experience as an eight-year-old Jewish girl at Bergen-Belsen camp. You'll be amazed to learn about her selfless act, and the great reward that she experiences years after being liberated.
“You don’t ever expect to be hauled out of your house, marched into a gas chamber, and be choked to death,” says Irene Fogel Weiss.
Yet, that is exactly what happened to most of her family in the summer of 1944. Irene was thirteen at the time, and by several twists of fate, she survived.
“There is a life force in all of us that you just want to live another day,” she says. “Let’s survive this. We have to survive this.” Irene shares her story of survival with hundreds of high school students every year. In this program, we listen in on her presentation to Woodson High School students as she shares a personal account of the events that lead to the Holocaust. She discusses her life as a child in Hungary, the changes she witnessed as the Nazis took power, and all manner of degradations imposed on the Jewish people.
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. This video describes the Holocaust, Days of Remembrance, and why we as a nation remember these events. It is intended for both organizers and for general audiences.