Lesson details

7, 10

Social Studies


Causes and Effects of World Conflicts

Characteristics of Culture


Ideologies (Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism)

The Impact of the Holocaust

The impact of cultural factors on cooperation and conflict

Recommended Technology: 

None required, but a computer with internet access may help in completion of the lesson progression.

Other instructional materials or notes: 

Handout 11A: 150-Percent Nazi; Handout 11B: Nazi Education; Handout 11C: News from Germany: 1992

South Carolina Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust - Teaching Lesson Eleven

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Remind students that all of the South Carolinians they have read about so far were either survivors of the Holocaust or American soldiers who saw the horrors of the concentration camps at liberation. Peter Becker, the South Carolinian they will read about in this lesson, is different. Like many thousands of non-Jewish Germans who lived during this period, he was not just a passive bystander in the persecution of Jews and other minorities, but an active supporter of Hitler and the Nazi party. In his own words, he was, "150-percent Nazi.Becker tells the story of how he became a Nazi and of how his intense admiration for Hitler changed after the war ended.

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