Find two or more sources that show different perspectives on the Holocaust. You must start by using Discus on the school’s data base or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (www.ushmm.org). Your second source must be approved by me. Wikipedia can only be used a starting point or as a third source. Do not select people if you can’t find enough information on them to answer the questions on the following pages. The sources you find should educate you on a variety of points of view. Your articles and other primary sources will need to focus on two of the following:
1. A non-Jewish person who risked his or her life to help others. You must learn that person’s background as well as what happened to them as a result. (Examples include Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, or Irena Sendler.)
2. A person who spoke out against the Nazis and the treatment of the Jews. (Examples include Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Lucas Κarrer.)
3. A Jewish person who fought back either during the Holocaust or afterward. (Examples include Simon Wiesenthal or the Zegota organization)
4. A person or group who acted as a collaborator. The Holocaust Memorial Museum has a section entitled “Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust.”
5. A person who became of a member of the Nazi party and participated in the holocaust. (Examples include Hermann Goering and Rochus Misch)
You need to spend some time searching before you select the people that you are going to research. There should be some reason that you connected them. Perhaps they grew up in the same country or both of them were soldiers or teenagers or religious leaders. I suggest that you look on the Holocaust Memorial Museum website and investigate before you select your research topics.
Research Rubric Name ______________________________
used. You will earn bonus points if you use more than two sources.
We will be in the library computer lab on Thursday, Oct 22nd. You are expected to print your articles and your “about us” on each source.
We will be in the computer lab on Monday November 2nd. Your research project is due on Wednesday Nov 4th. You must also upload it to Turnitin.com.
8. Now create a two part visual. One side or part should show the perspective on
the first person or group you researched while the other side should show the perspective on the second person or group you researched. The poster should be clearly labeled. Use bullets, labels, dates, quotations, etc. You may include maps, timelines, etc. Anything that will educate us about the people you researched. Make sure that the visuals are neat and clearly visible to your audience. Your visuals are due on Nov 4th and will be presented to the class on Thurs Nov 4th or Friday Nov 5th.
Planning sheet Name ________________________
Mrs. Cannady Period _______ Date ____________
Name of person or group being researched: ____________________________________
Source being used ________________________________________________________
Due on Thursday Oct 29th
Analyze the point of view by answering the following questions:
The sources you select must show different perspectives or points of view on the Holocaust. Describe the source or sources you used. If you only use the holocaust museum, then include a list of places on the website where you located information.
What was the person’s background? You need to educate yourself on when and where this person lived and was involved in the holocaust.
Describe the city, the camp, the country, etc. where the person lived. What was it like there? You will need to include more than one setting if the person moved.
How was the person involved or affected by the war? What did that person do when they saw injustice around him or her? Include specific examples of stories and details.
How did this person respond to tragedy or injustice? What did they say about their response?
What happened to the people you researched? Did they survive the war? What about their families? Did they speak out about their experiences?