The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Gas Chamber
  • History → World War II → Holocaust

The Nazis assure the men that they are going into a place for a simple shower. Once all the men strip down and are confined in the "shower" space, the Nazis fill the space with lethal gas and wait for them to die.

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  1. What are the people told about the room they are led to?
  2. Does it seem like everyone trusts this?
  3. How might they be feeling?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify examples of genocide, including the Holocaust and genocide in the Balkans, Rwanda, and Darfur
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    assess causes, effects, and perceptions of conflicts between groups of people, including modern geno...

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