holocaust RA 6 - Reading Assignment #6 Bergen, War and...

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Reading Assignment #6 Bergen, War and Genocide, 135-166 1) Identify four atrocities committed by the Germans after the invasion of Poland but before the invasion of the Soviet Union Invaded other countries, such as, Norway and Holland. Captured French soldiers and shot them. Also was at war in Britain, brutal assaults on occupied lands. 2) What motivated the war on the Soviet Union? To conquer more land, and seize more power, support more area for the Aryan race. 3) Describe the main policies of the German occupation of the Soviet Union. Gave local Poles and Ukrainians license to terrorize Jews and steal their possessions. Jews were taken to camps, and pogroms were used. Special Murder squads. 4) What was Romania’s policies on the Jews? How do these details reshape our understanding of the Holocaust? Followed Germany’s model, and killed many Jews and gypsies. Shows that the Holocaust happened in other countries besides Germany, but all over Eastern Europe. 5) What was German policies on Soviet POWs? How do these details reshape our understanding of the Holocaust? Were brought to camps, where many died. When many think of the Holocaust, they think only Jews were persecuted, but many others were too, like POW’s from other countries. 6) What was the Wannsee Conference? When was it? When top German officials got together towards the end of 1941, to coordinate and streamline their efforts to annihilate Jews. Omer Bartov, “The Perversion of Discipline,” 7) How did the end of the First World War reshape conceptions of discipline in the German army? Got ride of social barriers between soldiers and officers and demanded loyalty and
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