1. Introduction to Instructor, Museum, and Abilene, Texas
2. Historical Perspective: Europe of the 1930s, and the number of languages and cultures co-existing within an hour's drive of each other.
3. Students learn about the evolution of Nazi ideology- and how they used propaganda to promote it. Also how this led to Antisemitism, xenophobia, and the Nazi belief in Eugenics being codified as the Nuremberg Laws in 1935.
4. Students will learn about the capture of the Commandant of Hurlach 4 and see his captured uniform jacket.
5. Pictures and transcripts from War Crimes Trial of the Commandant will be used to show the brutal living conditions in camp
6. Students will watch a videotaped Oral History from one of the of 12th Armored men recorded 70 years after the liberation of the camp.
7. The Museum’s Curator will discuss his family’s experience of fleeing to America during the Holocaust, as well as his personal account as a witness to the 1990s genocide in Kosovo.
Students will learn the cause and effects of the Holocaust in Europe.
Students will learn from primary sources the reality of the Holocaust.
Students will engage in discussion with eye witness of modern genocide.
NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8;THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II(1929-1945)
TEKS 113.41:7 History. The student understands the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II
TEKS 113.42:12 History. The student understands the causes and impact of World War II