3 credits 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 is considered.
Note NOTE: Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduate students as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course completed at the 400 level may not be taken at the 500 level with the same instructor.