Lesson 1 (from Preface)
Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933 and became the dictator of a totalitarian regime. He established a new order of German supremacy which led to World War II. Part of his plan was to eliminate all Jews. This led to the establishment of lagers (concentration and death camps) in which Primo Levi was held prisoner. The purpose of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the events leading up to the imprisonment of Jews and political prisoners in lagers.
1) Research: Students do research to create a time line of events leading up to the imprisonment of Jews in Nazi Germany. Students should include information about the loss of rights and Kristallnacht.
2) Map study: Using a map, students should identify countries that were occupied by Germany and pinpoint locations of lagers.
3) Analyzing quotes: Have students work together, both in the classroom and...
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