An Unusual Holocaust Curriculum

“The Holocaust refers to the systematic murder of six million Jews, and millions of others, by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. The Nazi Party came to power in 1933. Its leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed chancellor of Germany, and began to target Jews, Roma/Sinti, those with physical or mental disabilities, LGBTQ people, political dissidents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others were considered enemies by the Nazis and not worthy of human rights.”

Thus begins a curriculum designed for various grade levels. Each lesson provides key content, primary sources, and student activities. Developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York with the support of the NYC Department of Education, it uses artifact-based learning from the museum, and is the available online to all.