JS 156 Notes
August 22, 2013
Terms serve a particular purpose. They portray things in a certain way.
The Final Solution (Germany):
What does it mean to employ the term used by the perpetrators?
Extermination of Jews (Germany):
Used in G
JS 156 The Holocaust
As you know, there are two options for your final assignment. The following
concerns the traditional form of the final paper. This type of final paper can either
be structured like the first assignmentand focus on one
Bess Reading Analysis
In Chapter Four, Bess argues that the best places to be a Jew in Europe were
Denmark and Italy, and the success of these nations in sheltering their Jewish populations
from the Nazis marks a stark contrast to the failure of ot
MIDTERM ON OCTOBER 8 DESCRIPTION:
Draws upon the list of terms that is on OAK.
18 terms. You can choose 15. Worth 3 pts each.
If you answer more than 15, each additional one is 1 pt extra credit.
Mark the extra ones with E
September 19, 2013
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: April-May 1943
Began first night of Passover, lasts roughly 3 weeks.
Polish government in hiding in London rose up because Russian army is 30 km
away; they thought they could get the ball r
Jewish Studies 156: The Holocaust
September 17, 2013
National Socialists in power.
Gleichschaltung: Trying to group people like doctors, lawyers, youth into Nazi groups.
So, Catholic youth groups swallowed by Hitler youth. Catholic
September 12, 2013
January 20, 1942: Wannsee Conference
Final Solution becomes logistical reality
When did the Holocaust END?
1945: Hitler dies, war ends
Death continues after liberations.
Trials in various locations
September 10, 2013
April 1, 1933:
Economic boycott of Jewish businesses
Big idea that Jews had power/representation out of proportion with their actual numbers (1% of
They tried to restore proportionality (so in Berlin where 4% were J
September 3, 2013
You would not have guessed Germany to end up as an anti-Semitic state
Konitz (in Prussia): Murdered man
Jews were accused of ritual murder again
Prussian government stepped in to protect the Jews
August 29, 2013
Rights of Men who qualifies?
Emancipation: put being French over religion in order to be a citizen
Everyone is completely subject to the ruler
Napolean close to defeat
German nationalism emerging
JS 156 Notes
Dates: When did the Holocaust start/end?
Fifth Century BCE:
Persians conquer Egypt.
Judeos living on an island in the Nile murdered.
Everyone hates the Jews
They were used to being the face of oppression
Third Century BCE:
Jewish Studies 156
Tuesday, Thursday, 01:10p - 02:25p
Instructor: Prof. Ari Joskowicz
Office: 245 Buttrick Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 3-4pm
This course discusses the origins and impl