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7th Grade SS - Holocaust Guided Inquiry: 1939-1942: The Final Solution - The Holocaust

Time Period 1939-1942

 

Prisoners at forced labor in the Siemens factory. Auschwitz camp, Poland, 1940-1944.

(from Holocaust Museum)

This web page focuses on the "Final Solution", the Nazi's program of steps leading up to the Holocaust, the extermination of  millions of Jews in Germany. This includes:

1939: Warsaw Ghetto

Fall 1939: Action T-4 Euthanasia Program

April 1940: Auschwitz Death Camp 

Jan. 20, 1942: Wannsee Conference -  The "Final Solution” 

 

Become familiar with the vocabulary in the Vocabulary box.

Vocabulary

Euthanasia - the act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering (from http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

 

Resources

Informational Resources:

Warsaw Ghetto:

Warsaw Ghetto - interactive map presentation

Warsaw Ghetto - in detail  (first 5 paragraphs only)              Warsaw Ghetto - historical video     

    Warsaw Ghetto - picture gallery 

 Ghettos 

 

T-4 Euthanasia Program:

Background: T-4 Euthanasia Program  (first paragraph only)               Action T-4 (Euthanasia Program) (first 2 paragraphs only)

 

Wannsee Conference and the "Final Solution":

Wannsee Conference       

 Wannsee Conference and the "Final Solution"   

 

 

 

Auschwitz Death Camps:

Auschwitz Death Camps - (first section= 4 paragraphs)        Auschwitz Animated Presentation               

              Auschwitz - Photos

  Auschwitz Historical Footage