Answer these 3 discussion questions
Questions need to be answered in a short essay form. One page per question. They should include 3 of the Terms of Identification (which in turn should be identified with their time and definition, i.e. some detail).
Spell-, and grammar check. Use clear examples. No long introductions or conclusions – go straight to answering the question. Make sure to include full information on the IDs.
Describe medieval and other older forms of anti-Semitism – anti-Jewish accusations, myths and stereotypes – and accusations against the Jews leveled by the Nazi government. Which myths continued into the Nazi era and what was new (religious persecution, stereotypes, myths of greed, scapegoating) about 20th century forms of anti-Semitism? Use lectures and at least 2 primary sources from “Sources of the Holocaust” that we have discussed. Use at least 3 IDs relevant to the concepts discussed.
IDs= Antisemitism, Kingdoms of Israel and Judea, protocols of the elders of Zion.
Describe five factors (EUGENICS Factors = Birth control, differential birth rates, marriage restrictions, Immigration control and segregation) that contributed to Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. They should include both “push and pull” factors, that is reasons that Germans abandoned Weimar democracy for National Socialism and explanations of the successful parts of Hitler’s political program. What made it successful with the German people? Use “Triumph of the Will” or primary sources. Use at least 3 IDs relevant to the concepts discussed.
IDs = Stab in the back, Ernst Röhm and Freikorps.
Describe the gradual worsening of the situation for Jewish populations in Germany and the Nazi occupied territories after 1933. Which rights did they lose first, what followed. You should describe, following a time line, five “rights” or aspects of life that Jewish populations lost in Europe at this time. Use at least 3 IDs relevant to the concepts discussed.
IDs = Franz von Papen , Reichstag Fire, Dachau, Night of Long Knives and Nuremberg Laws