Product Weight/Dimensions: 24 inches wide by 18 inches tall
Product Description: Using this classroom visual aid, students will consider the different roles that individuals assumed during the Holocaust and relate these roles to choices people make in contemporary society.
The European Jews, along with the other victims of the Holocaust (Communists, Socialists, political dissidents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Sinti and Roma, Poles and those physically and mentally challenged) were targeted for death or discrimination by the National Socialist regime (Nazi Germany). These people were innocent victims. Depending on time and context, citizens could choose how to respond to what they saw happening around them. They could either become a perpetrator, rescuer/upstander or bystander. A small percentage of the population was comprised of perpetrators; less than one percent made a decision to be rescuers/upstanders. Most people settled on the role of bystander.
This poster challenges students to consider their own actions and the role they will play in society.