First They Came...

What are the effects of following the crowd? That is the question readers of Martin Niemöller's famous lament, written after his release from a Nazi concentration camp, are asked to ponder. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as part of a unit on World War II and The Holocaust
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity assumes readers are familiar with the literary concept of tone
  • Included in the resource are both text-based and critical thinking questions for discussion
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