Students will understand the complex factors that led German Jews to seek to emigrate from Nazi Germany and the complex factors that impeded their immigration to the United States in the 1930s and 1940s.
Grade level: Adaptable for grades 7–12
Time required: Approximately 90 minutes (can be broken up over multiple class periods)
- Lesson Plan (PDF)
- Steps to Immigrate to the United States (PDF)
- Klaus Langer Diary Excerpts (PDF)
- Worksheets (PDF)
This video can be used in a classroom with students.
For Learning Management Systems
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