|UCSB Hist 133D, Fall 1999||Prof. Marcuse|
|The Holocaust in German History||Dec. 9, 1999|
The final exam will take place from 12:00
noon to 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 15, in HSSB 1174.
Be sure to bring a large blue book. The exam is worth 30% of the final grade (60 points total).
I. Identify and define the significance (30 mins., 3 @ 6 points each)
On the final examination you will be given 6 of the following names/events/concepts from which you must select 3. The identification should answer the questions who or what, where, when, and especially why the person, concept or event is significant in the context of the Holocaust, German history, or our understanding of them.
|20 July 1944
Auschwitz I, II, III
Diary of Anne Frank
Lodz Ghetto (Rumkowski)
|Operation Reinhard camps
Sonderweg (special path)
Stalingrad, Battle of
Tuskegee syphilis experiment
Warsaw Ghetto uprising
II. Source Interpretation. (30 mins., 20 points)
You will be given a short quotation from a text of the Holocaust period, which you should identify (put in context), and then interpret, revealing what it tells us about the Holocaust. The selection will be taken from the course readings. Good answers will use comparisons with other examples to relate the quotation to central issues raised in the course.
For example (see also: Abzug 37f, 42, 138ff; textbook 152, 153, 162, 166, appendices C-F):
"The laws passed by the Reichstag at Nuremberg
have affected the Jews in Germany most severely. They are nonetheless
intended to create a basis on which a tolerable relationship between
the German and Jewish peoples will be possible ... A prerequisite
for a tolerable relationship is the hope that the Jews and the
Jewish communities of Germany will be allowed the moral and economic
means of existence by the halting of defamation and boycott."
Statement by the Central Representation of German Jews, 24 Sept. 1935
Guideline: you would first identify this text as a response to the Nuremberg Laws, briefly outlining what they were and what they did. Then you would put it in the context of Jewish life in Germany since 1933. Finally, you would draw out of the text the (optimistic) attitude of some Jewish Germans that some form of coexistence in Nazi Germany would be possible. You might also note the consequences of this erroneous assumption for Jewish responses to the Holocaust.
question: You will have to answer one of the following
questions (choice from 2). (1 hour, 22 pts)
Study tip: make an outline for each!