Understanding Displaced Persons' Camps

 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
Estimated completion time:
 2 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS and National Geography Standards
Subject Area:
 History, Civics & Government, European History, Genocide Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, World History

This activity explores life in Displaced Persons' Camps (DP camps) after the Holocaust. Students will learn what DP camps were, how they were created, and the personal impact on those who were in them. Students will search IWitness for testimony that speaks to the experience in these camps. Using this testimony, students will create a GeoStory about DP Camps. Finally, students will reflect on how their GeoStory expands their understanding of these camps. This activity features testimony from David Faber who is part of USC Shoah Foundation's Holocaust collection and aligns with Echoes & Reflections Unit 8.

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