How were the Jews murdered?

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The answer to this is that  they were killed in different ways.

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The Search

Graphic novel about the persecution of the Jews

The Search

Some by being gassed, but many Jewish men, women and children, died as a result of disease and starvation. This is what happened to Anne Frank in Bergen-Belsen.

Even before the extermination camps were built more than 500.000 Jews (especially in eastern European countries) were executed.

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Some children are fascinated by the camps. But it’s not really necessary to go into too much detail about them. Think about how much attention you want to pay to this in your lessons. A discussion about the camps can quickly dominate the lesson. Ask you class how they came by the information. From photos of films? What their opinions of these are.

Why children ask this question

Many children have heard something about the concentration camps but they don’t really know what happened in them. Children have sometimes heard about showers and they often think that the gas came out of the showers. In fact the gas came through openings in the ceiling.

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