Extending Holocaust Study

Topics for student research and individualized and/or independent study:

Anti-Semitism

    Nazi Racism, the Nazi use of racial theory
    Victims of Nazi persecution: homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, Roma (Gypsies)
    Jews in Prewar Germany
    Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust

Nazi Rule

    The Third Reich, German state and society
    Hitler Youth
    Nuremberg Laws
    T-4 Program: the murder of the handicapped
    German rule in Occupied Europe
    Vichy France
    Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass)
    Pogroms
    Voyage of the St. Louis
    Evian Conference
    The U.S. response to the Holocaust

Ghettoization

    Ghettos of Poland/Life in the Ghettos
    Forced labor, exploitation of prisoner poor

Killing Phase

    Wannsee Conference
    Final Solution
    Types of camps and their establishment
    Mobile killing Units (Einsatzgruppen)

Death Marches

    Death Camps, camps designed for mass murder:
    Auschwitz, Treblinka, Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, Maidanek (Majdanek)

Resistance and Rescue

    Resistance and partisans
    White Rose
    Rescue, acts of courage to save victims
    Raoul Wallenberg, Janusz Korzcak
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Postwar

    Liberation, Allied forces encounter prisoners of the Nazi Camps
    War Crimes Trials, bringing war criminals to justice; Eichmann trial
    DP (Displaced Persons) Camps
    Perpetrators
    Survivors and the Postwar World
    Nazi Hunters, Simon Wiesenthal
    Neo-Nazis in Europe and the U.S.