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10th gr. Global History/ Facing History and Ourselves: FDR

Research Question:

What responsibility does U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt bear for the Holocaust?

Discrimination, torture, violence and eventually acts of genocide (mass murder)  were taking place against Jewish people and other targets of the Nazis. You will examine if the United States--under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt--could have (and should have) done more to stop the Holocaust.  Individuals or groups were sounding the alarm and trying to get the United States to do something. Why not bomb the railroad tracks that led to the concentration and death camps? What influenced Pres. Roosevelt to act or not act? Should he be held responsible for the deaths of millions of people committed by the Nazis?

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