A History of Antisemitism and the Holocaust

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This lesson focuses on the history of antisemitism and its role in the Holocaust to better understand how prejudice and hate speech can contribute to violence, mass atrocity, and genocide. Learning about the origins of hatred and prejudice encourages students to think critically about antisemitism today.

After the lesson students will:

  • Understand the origins and history of antisemitism
  • Identify ways that antisemitism has changed over time
  • Reflect on the dangers of prejudice and hate speech
  • Recognize examples of antisemitism today, and how people have chosen to act in response
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definition of anti-semitism
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