HIS-125 - The Holocaust

3 credits

The Holocaust will focus upon the Perpetrators, Beneficiaries, Bystanders, and the Victims of the Nazi genocidal effort against Europe's Jewish population and others that Hitler regarded as a threat to his biocratic vision. The unique role of Adolf Hitler and the assorted professors and professionals who made such mass murder possible will be explored in detail. In addition, the increasing understanding of the tremendous support Hitler enjoyed among women in particular, and the German population in general, will be thoroughly examined and considered. Special attention will be devoted to the reaction of the United States, Great Britain and other European countries to the growing evidence of the widespread nature of Hitler's Final Solution as World War II raged on. Students will be asked to evaluate whether or not they believe widespread collaboration with the Nazis took place. Moreover, students will be asked to compare this tragic event with other genocidal events and mentalities. Lastly, students will be made aware of the heroic efforts of Raphael Lemkin in defining, preventing, and punishing acts of genocide.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

Previously known as: HIST-170