“Attentat 1942 is a unique video game that tells the story of Nazi occupation from the perspective of those who experienced it firsthand. The game is built on dialogues with survivors, interactive comics, and authentic historical footage. You will speak to eyewitnesses, live their memories, and discover the untold story of your family. You discover that your grandfather was arrested by the Gestapo shortly after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, ruler of the Nazi-occupied Czech Lands and leading architect of the Holocaust. You struggle to discover why your grandfather was arrested after the attack. What role did he play in the attack? Why didn’t he tell his family? Was he brave or reckless to endanger their lives by becoming a resistance fighter? You will experience a range of styles and dialogue-based gameplay features. The game includes interactive comics, rare digitized film footage, challenging mini-games, and cinematic-style interviews that have been researched and written by a team of professional historians.” - Attentat 1942
This game can be used to teach what it was like to live under German Occupation during World War II. This lesson should occur after an introduction to WWII and the Holocaust. Students should be familiar with the vocabulary terms Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo, and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia before playing. Although, they will be reviewed in this lesson.
Developed by Charles Games
Available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems