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Encountering Holocaust Denial

Grade Level:

9-12

Overview:

Defying reason and sense, some people say the Holocaust never took place or claim reports of it have been grossly exaggerated. These people refuse to accept physical evidence, eyewitness accounts, photographs, and the testimony of survivors. In this exercise students are asked to critically analyze the arguments of holocaust revisionists and reflect on the motivations behind Holocaust denial.

Time Frame:

3 hours

Objectives:

Extensions:

Reproducible student sheet for this exercise