When teaching Night by Elie Wiesel, more often than not, students ask, “How could this have happened?” or “If I was there, I would have stopped Hitler.” This 37 slide PowerPoint covers Hitler's rise to power and the nazification of Germany in order to help students understand how The Holocaust could have happened.
I have also included two different styles of notes - Note Squares with topics for students and Close Passage / Fill in the Blank style notes that follow along with the PowerPoint.
All photos are cited and linked.
Topics Included in PPT:
✓ Effects of World War I
✓ The Nazi Party and its growth over the years
✓ Beer Hall Putsch Meeting and Trial
✓ Mein Kampf
✓ Heinrich Himmler
✓ Hitler Youth
✓ Effects of the Great Depression and the Weimar Government
✓ Hitler Elected Chancellor
✓ Burning of the Reichstag
✓ Concentration Camps Dachau (First) and Buchenwald (Elie’s Liberation)
✓ Nuremberg Laws and others
✓ Sterilization and Euthanasia of Germans
✓ The Night of Long Knives
✓ 1936 Summer Olympics
✓ Allies with Italy and Japan
✓ Invasions of Austia, Czechoslovakia, and Poland
✓ The Night of Broken Glass