Transcript The Holocaust
Bell Ringer – March 15 & 16
• Where was the Battle of Britain fought?
• Which battle was considered a turning point
in the east – Germany had to retreat?
• Which battle is considered the worst
military defeat in U.S. history?
The Coming of the Holocaust
Adolf Hitler wrote the book Mein
Kampf (“My Struggle”) where he
discussed his hatred for the Jews.
Anti-Semitism: hostility towards
or discrimination against Jews.
Hitler’s Plan Begins
Hitler believed that his
Aryan race (a German
who has blonde hair and
blue eyes) was superior
to all other races.
This belief is called
Anti-Semitism in the 1930’s
Discrimination Against Jews
Tormenting Jews was allowed.
businesses was encouraged.
April 6, 1933 Nazis conducted
a campaign to burn all books
in Germany which did not
correspond with Nazi
(Ex. Albert Einstein, Helen
Keller, and Hemmingway)
The Night of the Broken Glass
Nov. 9 to
Nov. 10, 1938
It was a night filled with chaos
when Germans burned
synagogues (Jewish temples) and
broke the windows of Jewish
The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews
and millions of others by the Nazis and their
collaborators during World War II. Mass killings
began in June 1941 with the shooting of Jewish
civilians during the German invasion of the Soviet
Union. At the end of 1941, the Germans began
deporting Jews to killing centers in occupied Poland.
By May 1945, about two out of every three Jews in
Europe had been murdered.
Ghetto: section of the city where Jews were forced to live.
Ghettos were separated by walls and barbed wire.
•Example: Warsaw, Poland
• Concentration Camps: places built by the Nazi’s where
they could kill Jews systematically.
• Also called Death
Roll Call in front of the kitchen.
Selection at Auschwitz
The “Final Solution”
was the Nazi plan
to exterminate all the
Genocide is the deliberate destruction of a racial, political,
or cultural group.
Safari Montage : Genocide
Chapter 5: Genocide: The Holocaust
Liberation began in January of 1945
Nuremburg War Crimes Trial
• After the war, 22 Nazi
leaders were put on
• Accused of violating
the laws of war and
Causes of The Holocaust
H itler’s belief in the master race
T otalitarianism & Nationalism
R acist genocide
E conomic depression blamed on the Jews
D efeat of Germany in WWI blamed on the Jews