The enlightment (1750s onwards) (findagrave.com)
Discussions of ideas took place in salons.
Moses Mendelssohn known as the Jewish Socrates. Translated the torrah into German and
he was concerned that the jewish people were separated from the German people
Nazi leaders are disgusted by what they see in the eastern front with the mobile killing
squads of the jews.
Asphyxiation was used to kill jews in back of trucks. Gas vans was inefficient and didnt kill as
many people as possible, seemed better t
Hist 223 Holocaust in history.
War and genocide, night and survival in Auschwitz. Discussion groups German people and
genocide Ian Kershaw article. Eichmann in Jerusalem. Letters of a Bremen salesman.
Prior to the emancipation Jews had zero
The catholic church:
Pope Pius XII, did he support the Holocaust?
He spoke out about atrocities in general and he opposed them. The church had little room to
manourvere in rome surrounded by fascist Italy. It sees itself has above world politics and is
Warsaw ghetto uprising april 1943. Start to get wind of deportation and fear of the end
result. They contact outsiders who have arms and contacts. Grenades a small number of
pistols and Molotov cocktails. Leader of Jewish fighting organization
1939-1941 Toward the final solution.
Sudetenland is the first time Hitler takes land with non-Germans. It is now clear he wants
more than just the germans.
Ribbentrop Molotov pact august 1939 (Nazi-soviet non-aggression pact) September 1 st
Nazis invade P
Hist 223 Post war trials.
1949 west Germany becomes a country first leader Konrad Adenauer - Christian
democratic union. Was a mayor of Koln and had no Nazis ties and taint.
He wanted to sweep the whole thing under the carpet and let things be, he feared
Hist 223 Lecture 5
No thesis as such but an organizational statement. Deal with the key issues for each
author. What do they want us to understand abut the Holocaust? Use impact quotes
E.G. The brutality in stripping of the dignity of the people via star