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Beyond the Yellow Star: Human Rights Abuses in Nazi Germany

Grade Level Grades 9-12
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Beyond the Yellow Star: Human Rights Abuses in Nazi Germany explores the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust. It also gives students the opportunity to engage with case studies about different human rights abuses in Nazi Germany and reflect on the place of human rights in the world today.

GUIDING QUESTIONS:

  • Why did the United Nations develop the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust? 
  • What human rights are agreed upon by the international community? 
  • How did Nazi Germany violate human rights? 
  • What would the world look like if every individual’s human rights were respected and protected? 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After this lesson, students will have an understanding of: 

  • The definition of ‘human rights’ 
  • Which rights are enshrined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
  • Various ways in which Nazi Germany violated the human rights of different groups of people 

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February 15, 2022
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