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Oct 16 Primo Levi, Auschwitz, and the Grey Zone Levi,136-173.Bergen, pp. 242-260.Oct 18 The Holocaust by Bullets Bergen, pp. 186-204.Paper preparation assignment due in section this weekWeek 9 Learning Outcomes: Discover how the implementation of genocide and the response of local populations differed dramatically within Europe andexamine Primo Levi’s concept of “grey zone” that explores how victims navigated within the severe constraints that the Nazis created for them.Oct 23 The Question of Resistance: Film Excerpts from the EichmannTrial in JerusalemNiewyk, Yehuda Bauer, “Forms of Jewish Resistance,” pp. 150-165.Reader: “Facing Death in the Bialystok Ghetto, February 1943,” in Lucy Dawidowicz, ed., A Holocaust Reader. West Orange: Behrman House, 1976, 8
pp. 347-354 Reader: “Kovner’s Testimony on Wittenberg,” from the Eichmann Trial.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. 130-140Oct 25 Surviving the Ghetto (Guest Lecture by Dana Schwartz)Browning, 1-37Week 10 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.Oct 30 Non-Jewish Victims of the HolocaustReader: Burleigh and Wipperman. The Racial State. pp. 113-127.Browning, 38-77IV. 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. 114-142Week 11 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. In addition, students will reflect on the question of individual responsibility and perpetrator motivation by considering Hannah Arendt’s analysis of Adolf Eichmann. Nov 6 Were They Just 'Ordinary Men'? Browning, pp. 143-189.Blackboard: Daniel Goldhagen "Hitler's Willing Executioners," in Donald Niewyk, ed. The Holocaust, 2003, (3rded.), pp. 91-104. Nov 8 Were They Ordinary Women? Blackboard: Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies. German Women in the Nazi KillingFields, pp. 120-144.Week 12Learning Outcomes: Students will reflect on the situational factors and motivation of men and women who participated in mass killings and 9
identify both specific and universal factors that accounted for their willingness to kill. Nov 13 Non-German Perpetrators: The Case of Poland and France Niewyk, Yisrael Gutman and Shmuel Krakowski, “The Poles helped Persecute the Jews;” Richard C. Lukas, “The Poles were Fellow Victims,” pp. 180-205.Bergen, pp. 173-177Papers are due in class andare to be submitted on Blackboard by 12:30 p.m.