Description This course examines the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1920s and the collapse of the Weimar Republic, the creation of a “Nazi” state and society, and the evolving place of Anti-Semitism in the regime. The course then turns to look at the Holocaust in the broader context of the Nazis’ ideological war aims with a focus on the motivations of Nazi perpetrators, the reactions of Nazi victims, and the complicity/resistance of bystanders. Finally, the memory of the Nazi regime/Holocaust will be considered.
Note Open to graduate students. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature.