AIH264 - The Holocaust
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
AIH251, AIH252, AIH351, AIH352, AIH364, AIH464
Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
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 postwar aftermath of the Holocaust.
Essay, 40%, 1800 words