2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 222H - Nazi Germany and Holocaust

Credits: Four (4)
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
This seminar provides an introduction to Nazi Germany. We will discuss and analyze the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), the rise of Nazism, the Republic’s collapse and the Nazi “seizure of power”, the importance of Hitler and the “Fhrer principle”, German society under the Nazi regime, popular support and political dissent, Jewish life under the Nazis, the creation and maintenance of a “racial state”, National Socialist ideology, anti-Judaism and antisemitism in Weimar Germany and the Third Reich, the role of religion and the churches, Germany’s role in the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the interconnectedness between war and genocide. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which ideology and religion appreciably shaped the lives of people living in Germany during the Third Reich.