Log In

The premier one-stop website for live, interactive learning experiences. Live, interactive learning experiences.

0

"We Saw It, We Smelled It, It Really Happened, and It Was Horrible"

from 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Program image

Officially recognized as liberators of Hurlach 4, a Sub-camp of Dachau, the 12th Armored Division soldiers provide eyewitness testimony about the Holocaust and how it affected them both immediately and later in life. Students will learn how xenophobia and Antisemitism in Germany were codified as the Nuremberg Laws and allowed the dehumanization of over half of Europe. Also covered is the capture and trial of Johann Baptist Eichlesdorfer, Commandant of Hurlach 4, which includes a survivor’s testimony of conditions within the camp and the daily routine. Letters, pictures, artifacts and oral histories will be presented to the students so that they may understand the severity of the conditions within Hurlach 4. Museum’s curator will share his own family’s experience of fleeing to America and his own personal account of witnessing Genocide in Kosovo.

Program Rating

This program has not yet been evaluated.


Book it!

About This Program

Cost

By Request: $80.00
By Request Premium: $70.00


The Museum accepts checks, major credit cards, and school P.O.'s

Length

40-50 minutes 9th - 12th grade


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



Booking Information

By request to accommodate block schedules.

Book it!

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 12 hours notice.

About This Provider

Content Provider logo

 

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Abilene, TX
United States

We are a unique teaching museum that provides a look at the men who served in the 12th Armored Division. The museum houses artifacts and other primary resources pertaining to WWII. The collection also includes artifacts from German/Japan forces, concentration camps, and POW's.

Contact:
Jennifer Lenches
jenniferlenches@gmail.com
3256776515

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction Instructors and Museum in Abilene, Texas
2. A letter written by a 12th Armored soldier within minutes of leaving the concentration camp is read.
3. Students learn about Antisemitism, xenophobia and the Nuremberg Laws.
4. Students learn about the capture of the Commandant of Hurlach 4 and see his military jacket.
5. Along with pictures the transcript from War Crime Trial of the Commandant are used to show conditions of camp and the daily routine within the camp.
6. Students will watch Oral Histories of 12th Armored men 30 and 70 years after they liberated the camp.
7. Discussion with museum’s Curator about his family’s experience of fleeing to America and his personal account of witnessing Genocide in Kosovo.

Objectives

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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8;THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II(1929-1945)

State Standards

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