AIH264 - The Holocaust

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIH251, AIH252, AIH351, AIH352, AIH364, AIH464

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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.

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