"It’s like a bad dream”

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  10 -  University
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 International March of the Living
Subject Area:
 Holocaust & Genocide Studies, In-person or virtual visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Description:
This activity serves introductory purposes and helps students orientate and prepare for their visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They will learn about the processes that led to the Holocaust by analyzing primary sources and other resources – images, literary sources and video-testimonies of survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.
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The Auschwitz camp complex, established in 1940, consisted of concentration, extermination, and labor camps. For clarity, in IWitness activities, Auschwitz is used to refer to the main camp; Auschwitz-Birkenau or Birkenau refers to the extermination center; and Auschwitz-Monowitz or Monowitz refers to the labor camp.

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