HOLOCAUST PROJECT

 

 English I

 

 Paterek 01/02

Holocaust Project

Focusing Questions Group #4

 

The Story of the St. Louis

One person will be assigned to research each of the following:

 

History of the St. Louis

Where did the ship leave from?

What was the purpose of this ship’s journey?

Who was on board?

 

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/louis.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

http://www.us_israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/stlouis.html

http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/st-louis.html

 

Journey of the St. Louis

Chronicle the ship’s journey as she sailed from port to port.

What happened at each port?

What were the reasons given for not allowing the St. Louis to dock?

 

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/louis.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/stlouis.html

http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti_1997/st_louis.html

 

The outcome of the St. Louis journey

What eventually happened to the St. Louis?

When did this happen?  How long had the ship been at sea?

What happened to the ship’s passengers?

Find some statistical information about those who were on board the

ship.

 

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/louis.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/stlouis.html

http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/st-louis.html

 

Survivor stories of the St. Louis

Find and tell the story of a person who survived both the journey of

the St. Louis and World War II.

 

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/stlouis.html

http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/st-louis.html

http://www.ushmm.org/stlouis/search/botnew.htm

 

English I

Paterek 01/02

Holocaust Project

Focusing Questions Group #1

 

The Human Perspective

One person will be assigned to each of the following:

Elie Wiesel and his family

How many members in his family?  Describe them.

Where did they live prior to the Holocaust?

What happened to Wiesel’s family?

Did anyone else survive?

 

What made Wiesel decide to write about his experiences in the novel Night?

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/HOLO/ELIEBIO.HTM

http://english.cla.umn.edu/courseweb/1591/

http://english.cla.umn.edu/courseweb/1591/Students/ElieWiesel/Eliwiesel.html

http://www.brasstacks.org/elie-wiesel/elie-wiesel-essay.htm

 

 

Perspective from another survivor

 

Chronicle the experience of one person who was in a camp and survived.  Tell that person’s story from deportation to liberation.

 

http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/stories.htm

http://www.i-friesland.com/stories/shealtiel_story.htm

http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/people/survivor.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

 

 

Rescue

What were some of the forms of rescue used to help Jews?

Who was Raoul Wallenberg?  What did he do to help the Jews?

Who was Oskar Schindler?  What did he do to help the Jews?     

 

http://youth.net/memories/welcome.html

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://auschwitz.dk/Wallenberg.htm

http://auschwitz.dk/Schindler2.htm

 

 

The United States Perspective

Find out if anyone in class (or someone you know outside of class) has

a relative who was involved in the war.  Try to get that person's

perspective of the war.

Did we enter into the war as soon as we were aware of the atrocities

occurring in Europe.  What was the U.S. government’s stance?  Why?

 

Examine the “War Posters” website.  What do these posters tell

us about Americans and life in America during World War II?

 

http://isd.ingham.k12.mi.us/~99mich/kidww2.html

http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/WomenInWWII.html

http://isd.ingham.k12.mi.us/~99mich/kidww2.html

http://www.openstore.com/posters/

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

 

 

 

 English I

  Paterek 01/02

  Holocaust Project

  Focusing Questions Group #2

  

  The Warsaw Ghetto

  One person will be assigned to research each of the following:

 

The background and setting of the Warsaw Ghetto.

What was the purpose of the Warsaw Ghetto?

What techniques were used to dehumanize Jews?

Why is the Warsaw Ghetto so significant?

What were conditions like in the Warsaw Ghetto?

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/fischer.html

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/warghetmap.html

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

Daily life in the Warsaw Ghetto

Chronicle one person’s daily experience while living the in the Warsaw

Ghetto.  Develop “A Day in the Life” scenario.

 

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/life_in_warsaw.html

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/WarsawGhetto/Warsaw

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

The children of the Holocaust 

How were children persecuted in the ghetto and concentration camps?

What was daily life like for the children living in the ghetto?

Were the children able to do

things that the adults couldn\'92t?  Specify.

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/people/children.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

 

The Judenrat

Who were they?

What was their purpose?

 

http://www.humboldt.edu/~rescuers/book/Makuch/judrat.html

http://users.systec.com/kimel/method5.html

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

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English

Paterek 01/02

Holocaust Project

Focusing Questions Group #3

 

Resistance

One person will be assigned to research each of the following:

Jewish resistance in the ghetto

What strategies did people use to resist?

Were they successful?

Document one specific uprising in a ghetto.

Was all resistance violent?

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.fatherryan.org/holocaust/resist.htm

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

Resistance in the concentration camps

What strategies were used?

Were any of these plans successful?

Document one specific uprising in a concentration camp.

Did all resistance involve violence?

 

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

Non-Jewish Resistance

What groups other than the Jews resisted the Nazi\'92s?

What forms of resistance were used?

Describe the White Rose movement.

 

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.us_israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/rose.html       

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm       

 

Women and Resistance

What specific strategies did women use to resist?

Specifically describe the experience of one woman and what she did

to resist?

Were any of the women\'92s resistance efforts successful?

 

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

 

English I

Paterek 01/02

Holocaust Project

Focusing Questions Group #5

 

An overview of concentration camps

Background of the camps

When was the first camp developed?

Describe the different types of camps, what occurred at each, and

some of the conditions found at the various camps.

Were some concentration camps better than others? Why?

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

Discuss the Nazi plan entitled \'93Final Solution\'94

What was it?

What part did the mobile killing units (einsatzgruppen) play in this

plan?

In what ways did the Nazi\'92s plan to accomplish their goal?

 

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

The liberation of Nazi camps

What were death marches?

What techniques did the Germans use to cover up what had happened

in the concentration camps?

What were some of the conditions the Allied forces were witness to

when they liberated the camps?

http://www.ushmm.org/topics/

http://www.ushmm.org/phistories/

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

 

Timeline of one concentration camp from inception to liberation

Research one concentration camp and complete the following:

When was this camp opened?

What was the purpose of this particular camp?  Work? Death?

How many people passed through the gates of this camp?

Find some statistical information about the inmates of this

camp.

When was this camp liberated?

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/tc.htm

http://www.nizkor.org/faqs/auschwitz/