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Unformatted text preview: LESSON: The Holocaust - History and Memory NAME: ______________________________________________ WORKSHEET: Virtual Field Trip Questions INSTRUCTIONS: For each scene in the virtual field trip, answer the questions below. HALL OF WITNESS 1. The Museum’s architect used structures and materials from Holocaust sites - including former camps - as inspiration for the Museum’s design. What building materials and structures do you see in this Hall? The buildings materials and structure that I saw in the hall that the Holocaust museum and different structures. 2. Does this space remind you of any buildings or places you’ve seen? How does it make you feel? The building make me feel weird knwing the history and no dosen't remind me of any buildings. 3. What does the architecture suggest your Museum experience will be like? Does it remind you of anything you’ve studied or experienced? It makes you suggest it will be cool and fun and never studied or experiences anything this historic. THE JEWS OF EJSZYSZKI AND THE HOLOCAUST 1. How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust? Somewhere around or about 6 million 2. Which photos are you drawn to and why? How would you describe the people of Ejszyszki? The photos I was drawn to is Ejszyszki because it was kind of intresting in a way. The people and thier way of life was also interesting. 3. Hundreds of years of Jewish civilization was annihilated during the Holocaust. How does getting a glimpse of life in one community help visitors understand the human losses? Because it really shows how they were living happily until this very tragic event in history. Virtual Field Trip Questions | ​1 of 5 LESSON: The Holocaust - History and Memory NAME: ______________________________________________ WORKSHEET: Virtual Field Trip Questions KRISTALLNACHT: THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS 1. What was Kristallnacht? Kristallnacht is the first nationwide against Germanys Jews and was destroying hundreds of synagogues. 2. Examine what the Nazis and their collaborators destroyed on Kristallnacht. How were these things important to the Jewish community? What message did their destruction convey? Their destruction conveyed that an end to Jewish and communal life in Germany, jew lost their economic lively hood. 3. How do the photographs and artifacts displayed in the Museum illustrate what had changed for Jews in Germany as a result of Kristallnacht? Jews lost their business, education, and support. They were not safe in their homes. Police and fireman refused to protect them. GHETTOS: CONCENTRATION AND ISOLATION 1. What were Nazi ghettos? They were people who tired to isolate and control the jews. 2. Why did the Nazis create a system of ghettos? What function did the ghettos serve? They ghettos where there to control the jewish population using camps and killing centers. 3. What do the artifacts and photographs in the Museum reveal about life, death and survival in the ghettos? It shows that jews struggled to survive from hunger, disease, and the risk of them being killed in a concentration camp. Virtual Field Trip Questions | ​2 of 5 LESSON: The Holocaust - History and Memory NAME: ______________________________________________ WORKSHEET: Virtual Field Trip Questions THE RAILCAR: DEPORTATION TO THE KILLING CENTERS 1. How do the railcar and historical photographs help visitors learn about the experiences of deportees? What were conditions like during deportations? Thousands of people were crowded into trains, but they could only bring a few belongings 2. How were rail lines an important part of the process by which the Nazis and their collaborators annihilated European Jewry? Deportations to killing centers allowed the Nazis to kill in huge numbers and take Jewish money. 3. Countless people participated in the confiscation and auctioning of Jewish property, as well as the arrest and transport of millions to camps. Do they bear any responsibility for the Holocaust? They would come and Slovakian officials overseeing the deportations and or the jews publicly marched under the police guard and through. THE BARRACKS: CONDITIONS IN THE CAMPS 1. How do the artifacts and photos displayed here depict conditions in the camps? 2. How were concentration camps different from ghettos? 3. What factors made it difficult for people to survive or escape from camps? Virtual Field Trip Questions | ​3 of 5 LESSON: The Holocaust - History and Memory NAME: ______________________________________________ WORKSHEET: Virtual Field Trip Questions “FINAL SOLUTION”: KILLING CENTERS AND GAS CHAMBERS 1. The Nazis often deceived people to get them to do what they wanted. How did they deceive Jews into entering the gas chambers? 2. Look closely at the model. What would have discouraged people from attempting to resist or escape? 3. Look closely at the model. The artist carefully sculpted each person as an individual with their own story. What effect does this have? Why do you think he did this? HALL OF REMEMBRANCE 1. How does the Museum memorialize victims of the Holocaust in this space? 2. Holocaust Survivor, Elie Wiesel, called the Museum a “living memorial,” warning, “a memorial unresponsive to the future would violate the memory of the past.” What does that mean to you? 3. Why is it important for visitors to glimpse monuments to American democracy from the Hall of Remembrance? Virtual Field Trip Questions | ​4 of 5 LESSON: The Holocaust - History and Memory NAME: ______________________________________________ WORKSHEET: Virtual Field Trip Questions CONSERVATION LAB: RESCUING THE EVIDENCE 1. Why is it important to preserve collections related to the Holocaust? Why is it important to preserve the stories that go with the artifacts as well as the artifacts themselves? 2. Many documents, photographs, and artifacts are of significance to individuals and their families. Why would it be important for the Museum to house them instead of remaining in people’s homes? 3. What can we learn from this collection about the challenges facing Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany in the late 1930s? Virtual Field Trip Questions | ​5 of 5 ...
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