Understanding the Holocaust


This exercise is designed to help you understand the Holocaust and what people went through during that time. 


Your task is to draw/ sketch a model of a concentration camp. At each different building you need to explain what the purpose is for the building. Example : Barracks- is where the Jewish people and or other captives slept. 

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You can either google your own images for the concetration camps of you can use the links below for the maps of the holocaust. The second link will show you a layout and also explain what happened during the day as well. Each of the links shows a different camp. 

1. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=concentration+camp+layout&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWyLb14pLjAhXGW80KHXElAzsQrNwCCFgoAA&biw=1041&bih=580&dpr=2#imgrc=tuaYobLFs9MuUM:

2. https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01B.html

3. http://dachaukz.blogspot.com/2016/07/dachau-concentration-camp-satellite.html


Did you find a picture ?


5 points

Did you draw the lay out

0-2 if you only did parts

3-5 if you have the buildings but not labeled

Did you explain what each building is

0-2 if only some are labelled and explained

3-5 if all are explained


The hope with this assignment is for you to understand what people went through. From the start of going through the gates to the different buildings. This assignment was to help you be creative and draw/sketch the camps. This will also hopefully see that each building had a sad and dangerous purpose. 


Everything was taken from google. The web links are attached in the Process.

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This assignment is to help students understand exactly  what happened during the Holocaust.