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Igniting The Holocaust - Facing History and Ourselves: 4: The Nazis Take Power

This LibGuide takes 5th grade students through the human behavior and historical events that precipitated WWII. It is based on the first 3 steps of the Facing History & Ourselves process and is designed to be used as a supplement to classroom discussion.


"Where they burn books, they will soon burn people.” -- Heinrich Heine

By the time WWII broke out in 1939, Hitler and his Nazi Party had control over what the German people did, said, and thought.  Yet in 1924, Hitler had been unknown and in jail!  How did he gain power so quickly?  

That's what this section of our LibGuide will help you investigate.  Click here to learn more about Adolf Hitler and how he became powerful.