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Origins of the Final Solution
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
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Origins of the Final Solution

March 15, 2022, 4 – 6 p.m. EST (VIRTUAL)

Approximately 5.4 million Eastern European Jews died under Nazi occupation. Nearly half were murdered in eastern Poland and the former Soviet Union. What changed the attitude of Nazis in regards to the Eastern European Jews between 1941 and 1942? Join us as we explore the origins of the Final Solution and the role of the Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing squads) in eastern Poland and the former Soviet Union. Learn what made the mass murder of Jews in the East different from Nazi-occupied territories in the West. Facilitator Jessica Hulten from the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will guide educators through textual analysis to examine the motivations and choices of those who participated and collaborated with the Nazis. Come away with resources and implementation strategies that promote critical thinking about individual choice and aspects of human behavior. Grades 6-12. Two hours PD credit. FREE.

Jessica Hulten is the Assistant Manager of Education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. She has been with the museum for 7 years and is passionate about reaching students and educators with Holocaust and genocide education. She has a B.A in History from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University.

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