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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) Website Scavenger Hunt DIRECTIONS: Use information from the USHMM website ( ) to find the answers to the following questions. NOTE: You will need to click links within the site to find the information you need. Open a document in the assignment on Google Classroom to enter your answers. Make sure you number your responses. 1. What is the definition of the word Holocaust? the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. 2. The word “Holocaust” comes from Greek meaning? sacrifice by fire 3. In what year did the Nazis gain power in Germany? 1933 4. Why did the Nazis target Jews for persecution? 5. Besides Jews, name two other groups persecuted by the Nazis? Jehovah’s witness and Homosexuals 6. What was the population of Jews in Germany in 1933? nine million 7. What two-word term refers to “a camp in which people are detained or confined, usually under

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