AIH264 - The Holocaust

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

David Lowe





Incompatible with:

AIH251, AIH252, AIH351, AIH352, AIH364, AIH464

Contact hours:

Campus: 6 two-hour seminars - Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Cloud (online): 6 two-hour online seminars – Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11



Topics addressed include: the growth of antisemitism; the emergence of Hitler and the Nazi Party; the persecution of German Jews and other supposedly inferior "racial" groups; Hitler's motivations for initiating the Second World War; the persecution of Jews in Poland following the Nazi invasion, particularly the effects of ghettoisation; victims' responses to persecution; the development of the Nazis' so-called "euthanasia" programs; the "war of annihilation" following Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union; mass shootings of Jews and other Soviet civilians; the Nazis' development of state-sanctioned, industrialised mass killing through the establishment of death camps; the "Auschwitz experience"; and the post-war aftermath of the Holocaust.



Assessment 1 (Individual) - Seminar Exercises (2000 words -  50%)

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Presentation (2000 word equivalent - 50%)


Cloud (online):

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online Exercises (2000 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Presentation (2000 words) - 50%

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