What Would You Do? Scenario: Dachau

When American troops liberated the Dachau concentration camp, they were so enraged by the death they saw that a group of soldiers summarily executed Nazi soldiers. One man filmed the actions, and then struggled with a moral dilemma: Should he turn over the film to officers, perhaps leading to the punishment of American liberators? Scholars discuss what they would do in this scenario after watching a brief film about the case. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as an introductory activity to discuss the liberation of the concentration camps during World War II
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains graphic images and descriptions of the dead
  • Resource is just one part of a larger War in Europe playlist
Pros
  • Images are powerful and engaging
  • Narrator clearly explains the ethical dilemma 
Cons
  • None