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Sept 13 Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party Bauer, pp. 86-100Sept 15 Film Excerpts: “Triumph of the Will” (Leni Riefenstahl, 1935) Bauer, pp. 101-120. Week 4 Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to articulate a differentiated and complex view of postwar society and the German electorate in 1932 that argues against the “Germans were brainwashed” explanation of Nazism. Through analyzing visual material, students will consider how the Nazis used images to project their power and the redemptive role Nazism would play in German society. Sept 20 Nazi Policy and Jewish Responses in Germany: 1933-1939 Reader: Marion Kaplan, “The Jewish Response to the Third Reich. Gender at the Grass Roots,” in Jonathan Frankel, ed. Jews and Gender: The Challenge to Hierarchy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 70-87Reader: Memoir excerpts Edwin Landau, Martha Appell in Monika Richarz ed., Jewish Life in Germany. Memoirs from Three Centuries. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 306-314, 351-361.Week 5 Learning Outcomes: Students will begin to grapple with the developmental nature of Nazi racial policy towards Jews and other groups.III.The Holocaust: Nazi Policy Towards the Jews and Jewish Responses, 1933-1945Sept 22 Midterm (blue books required)Sept 27 Nazi Policy and Jewish Responses: 1939-1941 Bauer, pp. 147-182. Week 6 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. Paper assignment handed out in class Sept 29 Life and Death in the Ghettos. Film: “912 Days of the Warsaw Ghetto” (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw)6
Blackboard: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan. New York: Collier, 1973,pp. 218-245.Oct 4 Rosh Hashanah. No class meeting Required alternate assignment: View the film Into the Arms of Strangers about the Kindertransport, directed by USC Professor Mark Harris, DVD on reserve at LeaveyLibrary. A short written assignment on the film will be given in section.Levi, pp. 1-37 Oct 6 Nazi “Euthanasia” Program as Prelude to the ‘Final Solution’ Reader: Robert Proctor, Racial Hygiene: Medicine Under the Nazis. Cambridge: HarvardUniversity Press, 1988, pp. 177-194 Levi, 38-64Week 7 Learning Outcomes: Students will trace the origins of Nazi mass murder to the physician-directed euthanasia program targeted against the disabled population and understand its link to extermination policies against the Jews. Oct 11 Nazi Policy and Jewish Responses: The ‘Final Solution,’ 1941-1945 Film Excerpts: Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) Reader: Lawrence Langer, “The Dilemma of Choice in the Deathcamps,” in John K. Rothand Michael Berenbaum eds., Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications. St.