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HEY PEEPS. Lets use some collective knowledge here since nobody knows what the fuck is going on most of the time lolTerms: Vergangenheitsbewältigung(coming to terms with the past)●Vergagenheits means past ●Second part means overcome ●German attempt to overcome Nazi past ●Think about Karl Jaspers and his correspondence with Hannah Arendt and with hiedegar and how they talk about guilt ●Think in terms of Nasty Girl and the original title of Elie Wiesel’s Yiddish book types of guilt-Criminal guilt, Political guilt, Moral guilt, Metaphysical guilt(**anyone know specifics of these??)●Karl Jaspers and correspondence Wilhelm Dilthey- Bildrungsroman: story of personal development/growth, spiritual growth, growth at a level of psych (Still Alive is a literary example)●German philosophy ●2 different kinds of experience ○1 type → Transforms your life (internal reflection)○2nd type → (external sensation)Hannah Arendt●Origins of Totalitarianism ○Progression of historical events ■Minority Treaties ■Nuremberg Trials ■Dissillusion of 2 empires - Austria-Hungary or Russian Empire fell apart it created many new states and when they were formed a lot of them could not get out of previous rules of having monarchs and as a result of Versailles treaty the allies decided what would be a countryetc. and suddenly you had majorities and minority people and majority people said Ok in our new country these people will have rights while minorities are on their own and fall between the cracks → problem for Jewish people was that they were stateless because they were always minorities and it didn’t matter what new country you formed ●So when a minority became stateless you lost your human rights ●But 2 centuries earlier there was a movement saying rights were inalienable and the movement was called the Enlightenment○So for 200 years people were saying everyone has human rights and now after WWI the practical outcome is
minorities are no longer human beings and no longer have any rights at all ●“A right to have rights”●as a member of the human race you have rights simply because you are man●the right to have life, food, and shelter●abstract nakedness of being human●rights of man vs. civic rights○main difference is everyone has rights of man and only people who live in certain countries/ have citizenship have civic rights○rights of man are inalienable (just being human you already have these rights); civic rights able to be alienated (some people do not have these rights for various reasons: age, citizenship, etc.)the Allied Forces●4 countries that fought together to defeat the Nazis and therefor after the war carved up Germany into four sections ○America ○England ○France ○Russia / Soviet Union the NAACP: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, founded in 1909 by W. E.