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At the end of this course, you'll have examined major historical events pertaining to the rise of antisemitism in Nazi Germany, all the way through the Jewish liberation, end of WWII and the war's aftermath.
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There are no prerequisites for this course, but students should have a basic understanding of World War II concepts before taking this course.
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|Antisemitism & the Rise of Nazi Germany||Define the term genocide and describe antisemitism in Europe prior to 1933. Explain how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany. Identify the main tenets of Nazi racial ideology.|
|Early Persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany||Recognize examples of economic, legal and social discrimination against Jews during the time period. Summarize the role of the concentration camp system in terms of isolating 'enemies of the German state' prior to World War II. Describe the main components of the Nuremberg Race Laws.|
|Escalation of Nazi Persecution of German Jews||Identify examples of economic and social persecution against Jews, describe the events of Kristallnacht in 1938 and analyze the reasons why Jews decided to stay or leave Germany during this time period.|
|Mass Extermination & Ghettos in World War II Europe||Explain how the war enabled Nazi Germany to escalate its persecution of European Jews. Assess the establishment of ghettos in eastern Europe after the invasion of Poland. Summarize the Nazi euthanasia programs and describe how the Einsatzgruppen's activities contributed to the evolution of the 'Final Solution.'|
|World War II & Nazi Police Groups||Identify the Einsatzgruppen, the Order Police and the Gestapo. Describe the different activities performed by each group and explain the role that the police units played in the facilitation of the Holocaust.|
|Nazi Escalation in Europe & the Final Solution||Explain how the Nazi regime expanded its efforts to kill all of Europe's Jews through Operation Reinhard and the Wannsee Conference. List the six major killing centers and describe how the death camps functioned.|
|Resistance & Participation in the Holocaust||Describe the ways in which the Jews resisted deportation and death. Summarize the actions of European governments in terms of resisting or facilitating the 'Final Solution.' Explain why only small numbers of non-Jewish people actively helped Jews avoid deportation and death.|
|The End of WWII & Jewish Liberation||Describe the final push by the Nazis to murder as many of Europe's Jews as possible after the tide of the war turned against Germany. Explain the deadly evacuation of the killing centers during the winter of 1945. Summarize the liberation of the remaining death and concentration camps in 1945, including Auschwitz and Dachau. Understand what Allied forces and the populations of countries such as the United States knew about the mass murder of European Jews.|
|Aftermath of World War II & the Holocaust||Describe the events of the Nuremberg trials. Summarize the viewpoints of Jewish survivors. such as Elie Wiesel, regarding the Holocaust. Critique the false narratives of Holocaust deniers. Compare responses to incidents of genocide following World War II.|
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