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Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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The Auschwitz Album

This unit is designed for 11th and 12th grade high school students.

The following is a curriculum for high schools developed at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, focusing on the “Auschwitz Album.” Please read the material, and then address the questions in the assignment. The relevant reading is featured in this curriculum, and will not appear as a separate reading file.

Objectives

  • Learn about Auschwitz through a photograph album of historical and personal value. This unique document depicts a Jewish transport to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • Learn about the experiences and fates of Jews deported to the Auschwitz death camp.
  • Learn about the rapid dehumanization process that transformed ordinary people into inmates.
  • In examining the details in many of the album’s photos, we hope to restore some of the Jews’ dignity, which the Germans brutally stripped from those they had slated for death.
  • Study about Nazi ideology, German anti-Jewish policies, and the “Final Solution.”
  • Learn about German attempts to maintain secrecy regarding their plans to destroy the Jewish people.

This is an interdisciplinary unit combining the album’s photos, documentation, and testimonies. Pedagogically, it demonstrate the importance of using multiple tools to present the events that took place at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Introduction