Marion Kaplan, Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (New York:
Oxford University Press, 1999).
Film we will watch:
Grey Zone (2001)
1. October 6: Introduction: What was the Holocaust and why does one study it?
Primo Levi, If This Is a Man (another edition is named Survival in Auschwitz), motto poem.
Ruth Klüger, Still alive: A Holocaust girlhood remembered (Feminist Press: New York, 2001), ch. The camps.
Hayden White, “Historical Emplotment and the Problem of Truth,” in Probing the Limits of Representation, ed. Saul Friedländer (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992): 37-53.
(Saul Friedländer, Introduction, in Ibid, pp. 1-21.)
2. October 13: Antisemitism and Jews and Gentiles in Nazi Germany
Bergen, ch. 1.
Kaplan, ch. 1 and 2 (pp. 17-73).
Excerpts from Victor Klemperer, I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 (New York: Random House, 1999), selection.
3. October 20: Emigration and refugees
Kaplan, ch. 5.
Presentation: selected articles from Sybille Quack, ed. Between Sorrow and Strength: Women Refugees of the Nazi Period (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
4. October 27: Persecution of social outsiders and murder of the disabled
Michael Burleigh, “Psychiatry, German Society and the Nazi “Euthanasia” Programme,” in The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath, ed. Omer Bartov (London: Routledge, 2000): 43-62.
Beth Griech-Pollele, “Image of a Churchman-Resister: Bishop von Galen, the Euthanasia Project and the Sermons of Summer 1941,” Journal of Contemporary History 36,1 (2001).
Presentation: Henry Friedlander, The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995).
5. November 3: Pioneers of the Genocide [will be rescheduled]
Susanne Heim/Götz Aly, Architects of Annihilation: Auschwitz and the Logic of Destruction, selection
Presentation: Götz Aly, Final solution: Nazi population policy and the murder of the European Jews, transl. Allison Brown and Belinda Cooper (London: Arnold, 1999).
6. November 10: no class, reading week
7. November 17: Operation Barbarossa, barbarization of warfare, and the emergence of the Final Solution