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Holocaust Webquest


Use complete sentences if needed
Go to the following website: http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/
Click on the web links for each topic on The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students webpage and answer the questions.

Click on Hitler Comes to Power

  1. Why was the mood grim in Germany in the 1930s?



  1. What percent of the vote did the Nazi party get in 1924? What percent of the vote did the Nazi party get in 1932? What did the 1933 elections allow the Nazi party to do?

Click on The Nazi Terror Begins

  1. What rights did individuals lose in Germany under the Nazis? Why?

Click on SS Police State

  1. What are the SS? What did they do to people who opposed the Nazis?



  1. What did the Gestapo do? Who created/led them?



  1. What was Dachau? What did it become the ideal model for?

Click on Nazi Propaganda and Censorship

  1. What did the Nazis do to any viewpoint they felt threatened by?



  1. Who was the Nazi Propaganda Minister?



  1. What types of books were burned by the Nazis starting in 1933?

Click on Nazi Racism

  1. What was the “Germanic race” called? What did the ideal person look like?



  1. Explain how the Nazis began to put their racial ideology into practice.

Click on The Murder of the Handicapped

  1. Explain the euthanasia program. Who were its targets? How many people died?

Click on German Rule in Occupied Europe

  1. What was Germany planning to do with the territories they conquered in the East?



  1. How were people in Poland and other Eastern European countries treated compared to those in “Germanic” countries? Why?



Click on Jews in Prewar Germany

  1. About how many Jews lived in Germany in 1933, and what percent of the German population were they?

Click on Jewish Life in Europe before the Holocaust

  1. How many Jews lived in areas that would be occupied by Germany during World War II? What percent of the Jewish population would be dead in these occupied countries by the end of the war?



  1. How were the Jews of Eastern and Western Europe different? What two European countries had the largest Jewish population just before World War II?

Click on Antisemitism

  1. What is Antisemitism? What problems have Jews been blamed for throughout history?



  1. Who was Karl Lueger and what did he do? Who looked up to him?

Click on The Nuremberg Race Laws

  1. What did the Nuremberg Race Laws do?



  1. Were the Nuremberg Race Laws enforced as strictly during the 1936 Olympics? Why?

Click on The “Night of Broken Glass”

  1. Explain some of the key events and what happened during the Night of Broken Glass.

23. What happened to Jewish children after the Night of Broken Glass?

Click on The Evian Conference

  1. Why did America not let Jewish refugees into the United States during the 1930s?


Click on The “Final Solution”

  1. What was the “Final Solution”?



  1. List out the 6 extermination camps. About how many Jewish people died in the Holocaust?

Click on Ghettos in Poland

  1. What were the Ghettos used for?


Click on Life in the Ghettos

  1. What was life like for adults in the Ghettos?



  1. What was life like for children in the Ghettos? What did they do?

Click on The Mobile Killing Squads

  1. What country was invaded by Germany on June 22, 1941?



  1. Who were the victims of the SS Special Action Squads? How did they kill their victims?

Click on The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”

  1. What was the date of the Wannsee Conference? What city was it held in?



  1. What was said and planned by key Germans at the Wannsee Conference?

Click on At the Killing Centers

  1. What types of people were usually the first to die at a concentration camp?



  1. How did people profit from the corpses of the victims?

Click on Deportations

  1. Why was gas chosen as the preferred method to kill people?

Click on Auschwitz

  1. Explain the importance of Auschwitz to the Nazis? How many people died at Auschwitz?



  1. What types of experiments did Dr. Josef Mengele perform on people? Who were his typical victims?

Click on Prisoners of the Camps

  1. What other groups of people besides Jews were victims of the Nazi concentration camp system?

Click on Forced Labor

  1. Explain the forced labor system. Why did Germany use forced labor?

Click on Death Marches

  1. Why did the death marches happen?

Click on Liberation

  1. What happened to half of the survivors of Auschwitz within a few days of being freed?

Click on The Survivors

  1. How were Jewish survivors of the Holocaust treated after WWII, especially in Poland?



  1. What country was created in 1948? Why?

Click on The Nuremberg Trials

  1. What were the Nuremberg Trials? What was their point?



  1. Did Nazis escape justice? Where did many flee?

Click on Rescue and Resistance

  1. Did many people help Jews escape or hide Jews during WWII?



Click on Rescue in Denmark
48. What was unique about Nazi deportations of Jews in Denmark when compared to other countries that the Nazis conquered?

49. How many of Denmark’s 8,000 Jews were able to escape to safety?

Click on The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

50. Explain what happened during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Click on Killing Center Revolts

51. Why do you think there were so few successful uprisings in the camps?

52. What were the jobs of the Sonderkommando?

Click on Resistance inside Germany

53. Who was the target of a serious assassination attempt in July of 1944?

54. How did the White Rose organization oppose Nazi policies in Germany?

55. What were the last words of the White Rose Organization?

Holocaust Webquest Teacher Answer Sheet


Name: ______________________________ Hour: ___

Use complete sentences if needed


Go to the following website: http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/
Click on the web links for each topic on The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students webpage and answer the questions.

Click on Hitler Comes to Power



  1. Why was the mood grim in Germany in the 1930s?

A world wide economic depression hit Germany (Great Depression), millions of people did not have jobs

  1. What percent of the vote did the Nazi party get in 1924? What percent of the vote did the Nazi party get in 1932? What did the 1933 elections allow the Nazi party to do?

3%, 33%, it allowed Adolf Hitler to become chancellor of Germany

Click on The Nazi Terror Begins



  1. What rights did individuals lose in Germany under the Nazis? Why?

Freedom of the press, speech, and assembly, right to privacy; Germany became a dictatorship

Click on SS Police State



  1. What are the SS? What did they do to people who opposed the Nazis?

The SS were the German secret police and Hitler’s personal body guards. The SS would arrest and kill anyone oppose the Nazis.

  1. What did the Gestapo do? Who created/led them?

The Gestapo would torture and kill anyone opposed to the Nazis. SS Chief Heinrich Himmler led them

  1. What was Dachau? What did it become the ideal model for?

Dachau was an abandoned factory that became a prison camp. It was the model for the concentration and SS camps.

Click on Nazi Propaganda and Censorship



  1. What did the Nazis do to any viewpoint they felt threatened by?

They were censored or eliminated from all media

  1. Who was the Nazi Propaganda Minister?

Dr. Joseph Goebbels

  1. What types of books were burned by the Nazis starting in 1933?

Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Jewish books and any books that the Nazis disliked

Click on Nazi Racism



  1. What was the “Germanic race” called? What did the ideal person look like?

The Aryan master race, blond and blue eyed

  1. Explain how the Nazis began to put their racial ideology into practice.

Spread it through posters, on the radio, movies, schools and newspapers. They limited rights of many people.

Click on The Murder of the Handicapped



  1. Explain the euthanasia program? Who were targets? How many people died?

Patients were examined for disease; if they were considered inferior they were killed. The mentally ill, physically handicapped, about 200,000 people died.

Click on German Rule in Occupied Europe



  1. What was Germany planning to do with the territories they conquered in the East?

They were going to resettle the territory with German colonists.


  1. How were people in Poland and other Eastern European countries treated compared to those in “Germanic” countries? Why?

They were treated harshly and often Eastern Europeans were regarded as slave labor

Click on Jews in Prewar Germany



  1. About how many Jews lived in Germany in 1933, what percent of the German population were they?

500,000; Less than 1%

Click on Jewish Life in Europe before the Holocaust



  1. How many Jews lived in areas that would be occupied by Germany during World War II? What percent of the Jewish population would be dead in these occupied countries by the end of the war?

9 million Jews, 66% would be dead

  1. How were the Jews of Eastern and Western Europe different? What two European countries had the largest Jewish population just before World War II?

Jews in Eastern Europe lived in more separate communities; Jew in Western Europe adopted mainstream culture. Poland and the Soviet Union had the largest Jewish communities.

Click on Antisemitism



  1. What is Antisemitism? What problems have Jews been blamed for throughout history?

Discrimination against Jews. Blamed for the death of Jesus and the Black Death

  1. Who was Karl Lueger and what did he do? Who looked up to him?

A politician who preached anti-Semitism, Adolf Hitler

Click on The Nuremberg Race Laws



  1. What did the Nuremberg Race Law do?

The Nuremberg Race Laws restrict the rights of Jews in Germany. It prevented Jews from marrying non-Jews

  1. Were the Nuremberg Race Laws enforced as strictly during the 1936 Olympics? Why?

For a brief period after Nuremberg, in the weeks before and during the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, the Nazi regime actually moderated its anti-Jewish attacks and even removed some of the signs saying "Jews Unwelcome" from public places

Click on The "Night of Broken Glass"



  1. Explain some of the key events and what happened during the Night of Broken Glass.

Synagogues were burned, Jewish businesses were destroyed and some Jewish people were killed

  1. What happened to Jewish children after the Night of Broken Glass?

They were expelled from public schools

Click on The Evian Conference



  1. Why did America not let Jewish refugees into the United States during the 1930s?

They believed Jews would compete for jobs and overburden social programs for the needy.

Click on The "Final Solution"



  1. What was the “Final Solution”?

The Nazi plan to exterminate the Jewish people

  1. List the 6 extermination camps. About how many Jewish people died in the Holocaust?

Chelmo, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenan, Mahdanek

6 million Jewish people died

Click on Ghettos in Poland


  1. What were the Ghettos used for?

They were used to isolate and keep Jews in one place.

  • Click on Life in the Ghettos

  1. What was life like for adults in the Ghettos?

Life was unbearable, people begged for food.

  1. What was life like for children in the Ghettos? What did they do?

Children begged for food, smuggled food. They played and attended schools as well

Click on The Mobile Killing Squads



  1. What country was invaded by Germany on June 22, 1941?

Soviet Union

  1. Who were the victims of the SS Special action squads? How did they kill their victims?

Jews were, they were rounded up and shot or gassed

Click on The Wannsee Conference and the "Final Solution"



  1. What was the date of the Wannsee Conference? What city was it held in?

January 20, 1942, Berlin

  1. What was said and planned by key Germans at the Wannsee Conference?

The “Final Solution” and the mass extermination of the Jewish race

Click on At the Killing Centers



  1. What types of people were usually the first to die at a concentration camp?

Young children, babies, handicapped, pregnant woman, the sick and elderly

  1. How did people profit from the corpses of the victims?

Hair was made into rope, gold fillings were taken

Click on Deportations



  1. Why was gas chosen as the preferred method to kill people?

It was more efficient and “cleaner”

Click on Auschwitz



  1. Explain the importance of Auschwitz to the Nazis? How many people died at Auschwitz?

It was a large complex, and used for forced labor. More than a million people died

  1. What type of experiments did Dr. Josef Mengele perform on people? Who were his typical victims?

Typical victims were twins, children. Organs, eye color, reaction to pain were compared between twins.

Click on Prisoners of the Camps



  1. What other groups of people besides Jews were victims of the Nazi concentration camp system?

Communists, Socialists, criminals, Jehovah Witnesses, Gypsies, homosexuals

Click on Forced Labor



  1. Explain the forced labor system. Why did Germany use forced labor?

They forced concentration camp workers to do hard labor, forced labor was free, the people were seen as slaves

Click on Death Marches



  1. Why did the death marches happen?

Germany moved concentration camp workers into Germany as the Allies started wining World War II in 1944 and 1945.

Click on Liberation



  1. What happened to half of the survivors of Auschwitz within a few days of being freed?

They died

Click on The Survivors



  1. How were Jewish survivors of the Holocaust treated after WWII, especially in Poland?

Many were physically attacked, because people did not give back Jewish homes and property.

  1. What country was created in 1948? Why?

Israel was created as a Jewish homeland or nation

Click on The Nuremberg Trials



  1. What were the Nuremberg Trials? What was their point?

They were trials of Nazis captured during and after World War II to show that Nazis would be held accountable for their crimes

  1. Did Nazis escape justice? Where did many flee?

Some Nazis escaped to countries like the United States

Click on Rescue and Resistance



  1. Did many people help Jews escape or hide Jews during WWII?

Not many people helped, most people did nothing

Click on Rescue in Denmark

48. What was unique about Nazi deportations of Jews in Denmark when compared to other countries that the Nazis conquered?

Denmark resisted the Nazi deportations, and tried to keep track of their deported citizens.

49. How many of Denmark’s 8,000 Jews were able to escape to safety?

7,200

Click on The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising



50. Explain what happened during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. Seven hundred and fifty fighters fought the heavily armed and well-trained Germans. The ghetto fighters were able to hold out for nearly a month, but on May 16, 1943, the revolt ended. The Germans had slowly crushed the resistance. Of the more than 56,000 Jews captured, about 7,000 were shot, and the remainder were deported to camps

Click on Killing Center Revolts

51. Why do you think there were so few successful uprisings in the camps?

Fear, few weapons were available

52. What were the jobs of the Sonderkommando?

They were Jews who were forced to burn the bodies of the deceased

Click on Resistance inside Germany

53. Who was the target of a serious assassination attempt in July of 1944?

Adolf Hitler

54. How did the White Rose organization oppose Nazi policies in Germany?

They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets and wrote anti-Nazi slogans on walls



55. What were the last words of the White Rose Organization?

"Long live freedom!"

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