Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 203 - Introduction to Holocaust Studies

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
This course will explore an introduction in Holocaust studies from early European Anti-Semitism throughout the rise of the Third Reich and the Final Solution including the outcomes and effects resulting from this era. 

Text
Clendinnen, Inga. (1999). Reading the holocaust. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Browning, Christopher R. (Rev. 2017). Ordinary men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland. New York: Harper Perennial.

Objectives
The student will be able to: 

A. Analyze anti-Semitism in relation to pre and post WW I Europe.  

B. Explain the rise of the Third Reich in Germany.  

C. Identify Nazi propaganda and its effects on the populace. 

D. Describe the initial stages of the Nazi plan to eliminate the Jewish race. 

E. Explain the implementation of the camp system and the stages of progression resulting in the extermination of the Jews. 

F. Explain the chronological evolution of the Final Solution. 

G. Define bystander, perpetrator, victim, Jewish resistance, and liberator.  

H. Examine the historical, sociological, political, and cultural impacts of Holocaust from WW II to the present. 

Content
A. History of Anti-Semitism 

B. Rise of the Third Reich 

C. Nazi Propaganda 

D. T4 Program, Einsatzgruppen Aktions, Reinhard Camps  

E. The Concentration and Extermination Camp Systems  

F. The origin and implementation of The Final Solution 

G. Holocaust Bystanders, Perpetrators, Victims, Resistance and Liberators 

H. Effects, Outcomes, Lessons of the Nuremberg Trials 

Student Evaluation
Objectives A-H will be assessed using quizzes, written assignments midterm and final examinations.