This lecture and accompanying powerpoint takes students through the history of the Holocaust, beginning with the historical roots in the 19th century and finishing with the Nuremberg Trials. This lecture is extremely comprehensive, tracing a number of different themes throughout the Holocaust, including economic themes, the medicinal roots of the Holocaust, and the political events that led to the tragedy. My goal with the lecture was not only to help students comprehend the event on the macro level, but also on the human level. This lecture will suit your needs, whether you're an expert on the material or completely unfamiliar.
The lecture takes approximately two hours to deliver, three if coupled with a powerpoint presentation. The images are graphic, and can be edited based on the maturity level of the class/audience.
I strongly recommend a "debrief" with younger classes (9th and 10th grades). I do not recommend images for 8th grade and below, although an advanced 8th grade class can grasp the content. I've delivered this lecture to an 8th grade class; they were engaged and understood a good portion of it. Older classes obviously get more out of it.