The Final Act: The Holocaust in Hungary
For Grades 7-12
Hungarian Jews were one of the last communities to be targeted by the Nazis. Hungary had a Jewish population of 825,000 before the German invasion on March 19, 1944. Between May and July, Nazis and Hungarian collaborators deported approximately 440,000 Jews to Auschwitz and other camps in an effort to complete the total destruction of European Jewry. Educators will examine this multifaceted history and investigate why Hungarian Jews were the final victims of Nazi aggression and the implications of this unique timeline within the larger story of the Holocaust. Educators will analyze the choices Hungarians made, to be collaborators, bystanders, or rescuers. Participants will come away with primary sources and resources for students engage deeply with this tragic history.
1.5 Illinois Clock Hours
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