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Intermediate Level

This course is intended for those with a basic background on the Holocaust.

Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • The rise of Nazi party to power and the development of anti-Jewish policy until the outbreak of the war

  • The establishment of the ghettos and the daily life within them

  • The development and implementation of the "Final Solution"

  • The development of antisemitism throughout the ages and its expressions

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Intermediate Level

This course is intended for those with a basic background on the Holocaust.

Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Nazi Germany: 1933-1939

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 87 min), 9 readings
13 videos
European Jewry During the Interwar Years9m
The Jewish Community of Würzburg During the Interwar Period5m
The Weimar Republic: Politics, Society and Culture10m
Key Historical Concept: The Weimar Republic1m
The Rise to Power and Consolidation of the Nazi Party10m
Holocaust Survivor Ruth Falk Recalls Her Immigration from Nazi Germany2m
1933-1937: The Anti-Jewish Policies of the Nazi Regime11m
The Jews of Würzburg During the Early Days of Nazi Rule4m
German Jewry under the Nazi Regime11m
Jewish Life under the Nazi Regime3m
The Crucial Year: From 1938 until the Outbreak of the War10m
Kristallnacht in Würzburg4m
9 readings
Welcome to the Course10m
Course Structure, Methodology and Discussion Guidelines10m
Paul von Hindenburg10m
The National Socialist Party10m
The Nuremberg Laws10m
Klemperer, Victor "I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941"10m
Leo Baeck10m
Anschluss10m
Selected Bibliography10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Outbreak of World War II and Anti-Jewish Policies, 1939-1941

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 108 min), 6 readings
12 videos
Anti-Jewish Policies in Different European Countries and Territorial Solutions to the "Jewish Problem"9m
Key Historical Concept: The Jewish Badge1m
The Development of Anti-Jewish "Control Mechanisms"11m
The Development and Establishment of Ghettos11m
Daily Life in the Lodz Ghetto4m
Daily Life in the Ghettos10m
Jewish Life in the Ghettos16m
Emanuel Ringelblum and the "Oyneg Shabes" Secret Archives in the Warsaw Ghetto8m
Mordechai Anielewicz: A Life4m
Daily Life in the Non-Ghettoized Areas12m
Jews in France under the German Occupation6m
6 readings
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact10m
The Occupation of Poland10m
Judenrat (Jewish Council)10m
Ghetto10m
Refugees10m
Selected Bibliography10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Formulation and Implementation of the "Final Solution", 1941-1945

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 103 min), 4 readings
14 videos
Operation Barbarossa – the Beginning of the Systematic Mass Murder13m
Holocaust Survivor Max Solway Describes Escaping a Killing Pit3m
Expanding the Murder to Encompass All Jews under Nazi Control13m
Key Historical Concept: The Wannsee Conference1m
The Extermination Camps8m
Holocaust Survivors, Twin Sisters, Describe Arriving at Auschwitz2m
Key Historical Concept: The Camps1m
The Camp Prisoner17m
Surviving the Holocaust: The Story of Hanna Bar Yesha2m
Primo Levi5m
The "Last Jews"15m
Holocaust Survivor Testimonies: The Life of a Partisan1m
Abba Kovner: Underground and Partisan Commander in the Vilna Area4m
4 readings
A Page from the Diary of Yitzhak Rudzewski of the Vilna Ghetto10m
Einsatzgruppen10m
Extermination Camps10m
Selected Bibliography10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Image of "the Jew" in Nazi Antisemitism - Visuals and Typology

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 59 min), 8 readings
8 videos
Nature of Antisemitism8m
Holocaust Survivor Discusses Jewish-Polish Relations in Chelm Before WWII1m
Traditional Antisemitism: Theological Background6m
Traditional Antisemitism: The Middle Ages7m
Modern Antisemitism7m
Racial Antisemitism9m
Nazi Ideology13m
8 readings
Ecclesia and Synagoga10m
The Blood Libel10m
An Example of Anti-Jewish Restrictions10m
The Expulsion of Jews from England 129010m
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion10m
Racism10m
Excerpts from Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf"10m
Selected Bibliography10m

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