The "Final Solution"

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Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from perpetrators, and listen to survivor interviews. Using these sources, they consider: Who was responsible? What responsibility does history place on us?

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a culminating WebQuest to answer questions pupils have after work in the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Fifth of 11 lessons in the Teaching the Holocaust series
  • Resource includes graphic descriptions and images of death and the dead in concentration camps
  • Unit of study includes two lessons
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Lessons are complete are ready to use 
  • Survivor testimony about death camps is emotional and gripping
  • Activities and discussion questions are easy to integrate into a variety of lesson plans
  • None