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Holocaust-era Artifacts

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has an unparalleled repository of Holocaust artifacts that traces the experiences of millions of people, documenting what happened during the Holocaust. These primary sources are tangible pieces of evidence that advance understanding of these historical events.

This activity encourages students to think about the value of primary sources, and how everyday objects can provide greater understanding of historical events.

Grade Level: Adaptable for Grades 6-12 Subject: Multidisciplinary Time Required: 45 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes of prep work with students and optional extensions

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