Paul: Paragon House, 1989, pp. 222-232 Levi, pp. 65- 100 Paper preparation assignment due in section this week Oct 13 Primo Levi, Auschwitz, and the Grey Zone Levi, 145-173 Bauer, pp. 234-247 Week 8 Learning Outcomes: Students will identify how Nazi policy towards Jews develops in a variety of directions with the onset of war and, through reading primary sources, will analyze both individual and collective responses to the narrowing choices available to Jews. Oct 18 The Holocaust by Bullets (Guest Lecture: Crispin Brooks, Curator of USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive) Oct 20 Surviving the Ghetto (Guest Lecture by Dana Schwartz) Browning, 1-37 Week 9 Learning Outcomes: Discover how the implementation of genocide and the response of local populations differed dramatically within Europe and examine Primo Levi’s concept of “grey zone” that explores how victims navigated within the severe constraints that the Nazis created for them. 7
Oct 25 The Question of Resistance Film Excerpts from the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem Reader: “Facing Death in the Bialystok Ghetto, February 1943,” in Lucy Dawidowicz, ed., A Holocaust Reader. West Orange: Behrman House, 1976, pp. 347-354 Reader: “Kovner’s Testimony on Wittenberg.” Reader: Anna Heilman and Rose Meth, in Carol Rittner and John K. Roth, eds., Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust. St Paul: Paragon House, 1993, pp. 130-140 Bauer, pp. 266-286 Oct 27 Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust Reader : Burleigh and Wipperman. The Racial State. pp. 113-127. Browning, 38-77 Week 10 Learning Outcomes: Students will discover the larger racial framework within Nazi ideology by analyzing how a series of other groups were defined and treated by the Nazis. IV. Examining Perpetrators: Personal Responsibility and the Banality of Evil Nov 1 Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil Film Excerpts from “The Eichmann Trial” (PBS, 1997) Browning, pp. 114-142 Week 11 Learning Outcomes: Students will reflect on the question of individual responsibility and perpetrator motivation by considering Hannah Arendt’s analysis of Eichmann. Nov 3 Were They Just 'Ordinary Men'? Browning, pp. 143-189. Blackboard: Daniel Goldhagen "Hitler's Willing Executioners," in Donald Niewyk, ed. The Holocaust, 2003, (3 rd ed.), pp. 91-104. Nov 8 Were They Ordinary Women? Blackboard: Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies. German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, pp. 120-144. Week 12 Learning Outcomes: Students will reflect on the situational factors and motivation of men and women who participated in mass killings and identify both specific and universal factors that accounted for their willingness to kill. Recognize that genocide depends on the assistance of a wide range of collaborators, and examine the 8
decisions that individuals and governments made to assist the Nazis in their destruction of the Jewish population.
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