Task #10: Children and the Holocaust

It is estimated that 1 1/2 million of the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust were children. The number of children who survived is estimated to be in the mere thousands. Here you will investigate the plight of Jewish children during this period.

1. Why did the Nazis consider children to be unproductive?

2.What was the fate of most Jewish children?

3.What was Kindertransport?

4. Using the link Biographies of Children, choose a child and tell what happened to him/her.

Children and the Holocaust - USHMM
Biographies of Children
Children and the Holocaust - Information From Israeli Holocaust Museum