Holocaust Study Guide

Preface

|| Return to The Holocaust--A Guide for Teachers || PrefaceBetween 1933 and 1945, a catastrophe occurred in Europe which culminated in the wanton, planned destruction of much...

The First Steps Leading to the “Final Solution”

Return to the Teacher's Guide  Synopsis Once he became head of state by legal means, Hitler consolidated his power by neutralizing all political opponents and democratic institutions. As dictator, he began a campaign of...

Nazi Fascism and the Modern Totalitarian State

Return to the Teacher's Guide  Synopsis The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist, totalitarian state. Totalitarian regimes, in contrast to a dictatorship, establish complete political, social, and cultural control over their subjects, and...

Adolf Hitler

Return to the Teacher's GuideSynopsisAdolf Hitler, a charismatic, Austrian-born demagogue, rose to power in Germany during the 1920s and early 1930s at a time of social, political, and economic upheaval. Failing to...

The “Final Solution”

Return to the Teacher's GuideThe "Final Solution" Synopsis The Nazis, under cover of the war, developed the technology, bureaucracy, and psychology of hate to efficiently murder millions of Jews. The details of the "Final...

The Aftermath

|| Return to The Holocaust--A Guide for Teachers ||The AftermathSynopsisMuch of Europe was destroyed in the war. Survivors of the camps were in terrible condition, both physically and...

Resisters, Rescuers, and Bystanders

|| Return to The Holocaust--A Guide for Teachers ||  Synopsis The "Jewish reaction patterns" to a threat have taken five forms: armed resistance, alleviation, evasion, paralysis, and compliance. During the Holocaust, all five were a response...

Bibliography

|| Return to The Holocaust--A Guide for Teachers ||BibliographyPrepared by Ned Shulman, Allentown Holocaust Resource Center Chapter 1: Introduction BOOKS Arad, Yitzhak, et al., eds. Documents on the Holocaust, Selected Sources...

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