Paul: Paragon House, 1989, pp. 222-232 Cut this reading? Levi, pp. 38-64 Week 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. Add somewhere Levi, 65-115 Oct 20 The Holocaust by Bullets (Guest Lecture Crispin Brooks, Curator of USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive) Levi, 65-115 7
Week 8 Learning Outcomes: Discover how the implementation of genocide and the response of local populations differed dramatically within Europe and examine Jewish responses to attempted extermination. Primo Levi, Auschwitz, and the Grey Zone Bauer, pp. 227-247 Levi, pp. 145-173 Week 8 Learning Outcomes: Students will discover that the implementation of genocide and the response of local populations differed dramatically within Europe, depending on the region. Examining Jewish responses to attempted extermination, students will consider Primo Levi’s concept of “grey zone” that explores how victims navigated within the severe constraints that the Nazis created for them. PAPER ASSIGNMENT DUE IN SECTION THIS WEEK Oct 22 The Question of Resistance Film Excerpts: “The Eichmann Trial” (PBS, 1997) 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 Surviving the Ghetto (Guest Lecture Dana Schwartz) Browning, pp. 1-37. Week 9 Learning Outcomes: Through reading and listening to survivor testimonies and hearing a living survivor speak in class, students will appreciate the variety of ways that Jews attempted to assess danger and develop a response to persecution and planned extermination. IV. Examining the Perpetrators: Personal Responsibility and the Banality of Evil Oct 29 Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust Reader : Burleigh and Wipperman. The Racial State. pp. 113-127. Browning, 38-77 Nov 3 Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil Film Excerpts from “The Eichmann Trial” (PBS, 1997) Browning, pp. 114-142 8
-- Blackboard: Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem. New York: Penguin Books, 2006, pp. 135-150 Week 10 Learning Outcomes: Students will discover the larger racial framework within Nazi ideology by analyzing how non-Jewish groups were defined and treated by the Nazis; students will reflect on the question of perpetrator motivation by considering Hannah Arendt’s analysis of Eichmann. Nov 10 Were They Just 'Ordinary Men' and Women? Browning, pp. 143-189. Blackboard: Daniel Goldhagen "Hitler's Willing Executioners," in Donald Niewyk, ed. The Holocaust, 2003, (3 rd ed.), pp. 91-104. Week 11 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.
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