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Final Exam Review Sheet- Berman

Final Exam Review Sheet- Berman - HIST/JST 2705 Berman Fall...

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HIST/JST 2705 Fall 2010 Berman Final Exam Review Sheet & Essay Question- Mon Dec 13, 10:30-12:30, 308 BB Essays should be approximately 750 words long and have a clear thesis that answers the question. The more specific information (dates, important historical figures and movements) you include in your essay, the better it will be. Also, please remember that the clarity of your writing (avoiding run-on sentences and fragments, choosing words that make the most sense, defining your subjects clearly) is crucial to a persuasive essay. 1. Imagine you are the curator for a relatively small exhibit about the history of the Holocaust. Choose the two most important themes that your exhibit will emphasize. Explain why you have chosen these two themes, and for each one, offer a detailed and concrete example of how you would illustrate it (with an historical event, a figure from history, a book, a film, etc.). You will be asked to answer five out of seven identifications. For the identifications, be
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HIST/JST 2705 Fall 2010 Berman prepared to give three pieces of information : (1) a description of who the person is/what the term means; (2) relevant historical context (including dates within a half century where applicable); and (3) the importance of the person/term to the history of antisemitism and/or the Holocaust. Medieval Europe Structure of Feudal Europe- 9 th -16 th C. (1000-1700s) W. Eur. b/c most J lived there a) Political System -Aristocracy and very much hierarchy>Land owners made up aristocracy; Most land owners were nobles, but not all. b) Economic System- based on land/agriculture 1. Subsistence & only produce enough to keep house running. No surplus. 2. Trade in which you bargain with other farmers. Specialize in growing certain foods. Trade because a dominant system, but also creates a system where some people have power over the other. c) Serfs -Aristocracy had control over the serfs, who worked the land. Serfs had no rights, except they could live on the land they worked. Jewish Position a) Landless Traders -No land. Often settled in places where they could be involved with trade. Non-productive traders (mediate trade between groups). Don’t trade their own goods; Distribution. (Rulers, at times, would be grateful for J to come because have the economic role of trade) …Maintained an “outsider status” because they aren’t serfs nor land owners either. b) Theological Position within Christian System 1. Messianism-J believes Messiah hasn’t come yet. 2. Particularism/Universalism- Particularism is essential to Judaism, but catholic means “universal” and Catholic’s goal is for Catholicism to be a universal system for everyone. 3. Supersession- J were first attempt at truth (true religion, doctrine, one God) but Christianity superseded with their special relationship with God and what proves this is the fact that all J convert to Christianity. Germany
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