HIS 396:  The Holocaust
Spring Semester, 2013

Syllabus


                    STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM, WED., 1 MAY, 3:30-5:30

                NOTE:  FINAL EXAM MUST BE WRITTEN IN DARK INK
                NOTE:  FINAL EXAM MUST BE WRITTEN IN DARK INK
                NOTE:  FINAL EXAM MUST BE WRITTEN IN DARK INK

                OUT-OF-CLASS "ALTERNATE HISTORY" UNITED STATESGUIDE


I.  MOVIE REVIEWS
        1.  ACCEPTABLE MOVIES
                    SECOND FILM CHOICES

        2.  INSTRUCTIONS
                HONESTY DECLARATION
                MORE ON PLAGIARISM

II.  SOCIAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
        A.  ALLPORT, THE NATURE OF PREJUDICE
                                   ALLPORT:  MISSING FINAL PAGES

III.  THE BACKGROUND
        A.  THE NEW TESTAMENT
        B.  ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM AGAINST THE JEWS
        C. 
THE CHANGING CLIMATE OF PREJUDICE
                1.   AN 11TH-CENTURY DISPUTATION BETWEEN CHRISTIAN AND JEW 
                2.   A 12TH-CENTURY DISPUTATION:  A VERY DIFFERENT TONE!

        D.  THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH AND THE JEWS
                1.   INNOCENT PROTECTING (?) THE JEWS 
                2.  FOURTH LATERAN:  AGAINST THE JEWS
                3.  THE IMPACT OF HOLY WEEK SERVICES
                4.  A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POPE DENIES THE BLOOD LIBEL
                5.  CHAUCER, THE PRIORESS'S TALE

IV.  TOWARD THE MODERN
        A.  MARTIN LUTHER IN 1523 
 
        B.  MARTIN LUTHER IN 1543
        C.  VOLTAIRE

V.   THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
          A.  NATIONALISM
                1.   HERDER ON THE GERMAN NATIONAL SPIRIT
                2.   FICHTE ON GERMAN NATIONALISM
                3.  HOUSTON STEWART CHAMBERLAIN:  ANTI-SEMITE EXTRAORDINAIRE

VI  THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND HITLER
          A.  WORLD WAR I AND THE REACTIONS
                1.  THE INITIAL ENTHUSIASM
                2.  THE HORRORS OF TRENCH WARFARE
                3.  THE REACTIONS
                        a)  THE DADA MOVEMENT
                        b)  THE REACTION OF ONE INTELLECTUAL
                        c)  AND ANOTHER
                        d)  TOTALITARIANISM (**)

          B.  HITLER'S ANTI-SEMITISM IN MEIN KAMPF 
          C.  HITLER ON DEMOCRACY AND PARLIAMENTS . . . AND THE
FŰHRER PRINCIPLE
          D.  HITLER'S RISE TO POWER

                1.  THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES AND GERMAN POST-WAR RESENTMENT
                2.  THE NAZI 20-POINT PROGRAM OF 1920
                3.  THE 1931 BOXHEIM INCIDENT 

VIII.  HITLER IN POWER
            A.  THE CONSOLIDATION OF POWER
            B.  THE NUREMBERG LAWS
            C.  PROGRESSIVE NAZI AGGRESSION

IX.  THE SHORT ROAD TO THE HOLOCAUST
            A.  KRYSTALLNACHT
            B.  THE GERMAN NATIONAL CATECHISM / PROPAGANDA
            C.  THE EUTHANASIA QUESTION
            D.  FROM STERILIZATION TO EUTHANASIA
            E.   THE EINSATZGRUPPEN
            F.   EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT
            G.   GHETTOS


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