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World War II: The Holocaust

Please consult your teacher before viewing as you may find the content in this research guide confronting. 

The Holocaust was the systematic, state-engineered genocide of the Jewish people by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, resulting in the murder of approximately six million Jewish people, including one and a half million children. At the same time, other groups were persecuted by the Nazi regime and their collaborators. The Holocaust was a defining event in the 20th Century that teaches us powerful and enduring lessons about humanity in shaping our world today. The Holocaust is, at its core, a human story which makes us question how it was humanly possible. It allows students to recognise the short and long-term causes and effects of prejudice, discrimination and, ultimately, genocide.

Holocaust literature

Virtual Jewish Library

The Jewish Virtual Library - a project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and its online presence provides resources on Jewish history, politics and culture.

United States Memorial Holocaust Musem

"Organized by theme, this student learning site presents an overview of the Holocaust through historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and testimony clips. It is a resource for middle and secondary level students and teachers, with content that reflects the history as it is presented in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Permanent Exhibition."

Based on the beloved bestselling book, this film tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany. Rating: PG

Fanny, a 12-year-old girl, stays in a hidden home far from her parents. She takes care of her two younger sisters until she is forced to flee in a rush, becoming the head of a group of eight children heading across occupied France. Rating: M

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