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AIH264 - The Holocaust

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tony Joel

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIH251, AIH252, AIH351, AIH352, AIH364, AIH464

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

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

Quizzes, 20%

Essay, 40%, 1800 words

Presentation, 40%

Unit Fee Information

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