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Introduce your students to the history of antisemitism and the ways in which it was used in the preliminary phases of the Holocaust.
Watch a video explaining the roots of anti-Judaism. Students will learn the prejudice Jews faced in ancient times and what myths originated during that time are still prevalent today. Open up into a discussion on how prejudice and discrimination can lead to oppression and violence.
Students will learn about the rise of the Nazi party. The resource will have them read through excerpts from the Nazi Party's political party platform. Discussion will evolve into the danger nationalism poses in creating an "us versus them" narrative.
Read a poem written by Cantor Joseph Cysner about his experience during one of the first organized deportations of Jewish residents. Students will gain an understanding of the significance memory has on teaching history.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most prominent opponents of the Nazi regime. Introduce your students to him by reading a scathing critique of the leadership style of Adolf Hitler.