The Death of Millions
A Middle Childhood Web Quest based upon the Holocaust
The Second World War caused great terror for many countries and cultures, but one culture took the blunt of the punishment. They were singled out and shipped to camps where the main concentration was on slave labor and murder. Upon arrival to these concentration camps they were striped of every possession. No longer were they individuals, but now a collective, hated by the German Nazis. If these prisoners were lucky, they would receive just enough food rations each week to barely survive. Becoming weak or sick resulted in execution. Showing pain, grief, or mourning could also cost them their lives. Each day was a constant battle; surrounded by death, disease, starvation, and the constant reminder that because someone was Jewish today may be their last! In this WebQuest, you will explore the holocaust through Carol Matas's Daniel's Story and from researching the various perspectives of individuals who lived during this horrific time period.