World History: Journey Across Time

Chapter 21: World War II and the Cold War

Student Web Activity

"World War II and the Cold War"

In this chapter, you have learned how worldwide inflation and the crash of the U.S. stock market led to the Great Depression in the 1930s. Countries around the world struggled for balance, and dictators seized power in countries like Italy and Germany. The Holocaust was a devastating reality that resulted in the deaths of millions. Visit to learn about the Holocaust.

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  • In the drop-down menu "Photographs & Art," select "Auschwitz Photos."
  • Select the first photograph.
  • Navigate at the bottom of the page through the rest of the photographs.
  • Return to and browse some of the other features of the Web site.

After you have read these pages, answer the following questions.

After being executed at the Black Wall, where were prisoners’ bodies taken?
What were the largest gassing Krematorias in the entire Nazi empire called?
In 1944 approximately how many people were being killed each day?
What did a survivor, looking at the Auschwitz photos, say of the grass in one of the pictures?
Imagine you were a survivor of the Holocaust returning to visit the Auschwitz camp. Write a brief journal entry about your reaction to the camp upon your visit.
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