Author: Jeff Colwell

10.8-5 Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II. Analyze the Nazi policy of pursuing racial purity, especially against the European Jews; its transformation into the Final Solution; and the Holocaust that resulted in the murder of six million Jewish civilians.

10th Grade World History Class.

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Concept Question



Following the tutorial students will write a one page response on the following question:  In what ways did the Auschwitz concentration camp play a main role in Hitler's Final Solution for the Jews of Europe?  Please identify at least three separate methods which Auschwitz employed in the Final Solution. 

Auschwitz Interactive Map

Resource 1:  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum-Interactive Auschwitz Map

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Auschwitz Living Conditions, Labor, and Executions

Resource 2:  Jewish Virtual Library:  Auschwitz's Living Conditions, Labor and Executions

Source: Jewish Virtual Library

Auschwitz Medical Experimentation

Resource 3:  Jewish Virtual Library:  Auschwitz's Medical Experimentation.

Source: Jewish Virtual Library