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Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

HIST 376
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: GRST 296
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

This seminar course seeks to give a firm historical grounding in the processes that led to Hitler's rise to power, the National Socialist regime, and the origins and implementation of the Holocaust based on the latest historical research. The basic premise of this course is that National Socialism, while enabled by the failure of the Paris Peace, Weimar instability and worldwide economic depression, was from the outset driven by a belligerent and genocidal logic. The course therefore focuses on the racial and geopolitical ideology of National Socialism and the policies of conquest, domination, and extermination that followed from it, culminating in aggressive war and genocide. It also seeks to impart a critical understanding of the ongoing problems of interpretation that accompany Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and therefore an awareness of the main outlines of current debate regarding assessment of the various factors involved in these complex historical problems.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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