Natalie Fisher Strobel 4th period 2-23-16
Overview of Holocaust
What is the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was the genocide of 11 million people by the Nazi Regime and collaborators. (ex. Gypsies, Disabled, Communists, Socialists, Jehovahs Witnessess, Homosexuals, Jews)
What was Nazi Propaganda?
Nazis used propaganda to win broad voter support in Germany’s young democracy after World War I, implement radical programs under the party’s dictatorship in the 1930s, and justify war and mass murder.
Original Research Question
What was the reasoning for the massacre and what was hoped to gain?
In February 1920, Hitler presents a 25-point Program (the Nazi Party Platform) to a Nazi Party meeting.
In the 25-point program, Nazi Party members publicly declared their intention to segregate Jews from "Aryan" society and to abrogate Jews' political, legal, and civil rights. Point 4 of the program, for example, stated that "Only a national comrade can be a citizen. Only someone of German blood, regardless of faith, can be a citizen. Therefore, no Jew can be a citizen."
Inspirational quote regarding my topic
"In spite of everything, I still think people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank
She still believes, even though she is facing imminent death and horror of the evil in the world, she still thought that people; even the people who were savvy on killing her and her family, that people were still good, and capable of being good.
"Introduction to the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
2) Background of my topic
Bachrach, Susan, and Steven Luckert. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Apr. 2009. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
3) Original research question
"Nazi Party Platform." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.