The Holocaust Timeline Activity Cards come in two formats—physical cards mailed to United States residents* and a downloadable PDF version. They are designed for classroom discussions to encourage critical thinking about the relationships among Nazi policy, World War II, historical events, and individual experiences during the Holocaust.
The foundational, adaptable classroom activity includes over 125 cards that can be displayed on a wall in a classroom or shared digitally. It can be completed within 60 minutes, discussed during multiple class sessions, and used either as a point of reference throughout an entire course or to accommodate thematic extension activities.
Timeline Card Extension packs are now available. Additional free timeline cards for request include:
Building a timeline that integrates personal stories, key historical events, and Nazi laws and decrees provides a foundation to examine how and why the Holocaust happened. As each layer of the timeline is added, new insights, connections, and questions emerge. This activity aims to help students formulate their own questions and arguments, based on textual evidence.
The Museum is unable to fulfill physical card requests outside of the United States. However, you can download a digital versions of the timeline cards.
To help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Museum offices are closed and staff are teleworking. Due to this closure, you may experience a delay in receiving your requested materials.
Please note: Because you are requesting this resource, you will receive education-related emails periodically from the Museum, and may be contacted to take part in a survey. You may opt out of emails at any time.