The Holocaust in German History
(1999 homepage for UCSB Hist
133D and 133Q)
last updated Dec. 13, 1999
Announcements [NOTE: this page has been superceded by the Fall
2001 Hist 133D website; see my more recent Holocaust course web site: Hist
- 12/13, 2pm: Students have asked about the difference between an Einsatzgruppe and an Einsatzkommando. There were 4 Einsatzgruppen with a total of 3000 men. Those four "groups" were subdivided into numerous smaller Einsatzkommandos of varying sizes (which were in turn subdivided into Einsatztrupps). Thus the difference is one of size only.
- 12/9: The final exam study guide is available.
It has two links for essay question 2 that
may help to jog your memory.
- 12/9: The web version of Lecture
Handout 20 is not the same as the one distributed in lecture.
I changed it to reflect the discussion of the final exam study guide.
- The last update (if any) to this web page will be on Tuesday, 12/14, at noon.
- 12/3: Students interested in taking a 2-unit Hist 199RA in winter 2000 to work on the Nina Morecki web site project (interviewing, transcribing, creating a film script, augmenting a web site, creating teacher's guides, research and bibliographies ...) should contact Prof. Marcuse as soon as possible. On Dec. 9 I will submit a list that will automatically register the students (10 so far) on it.
11/12: Almost all of the films used in this course (clips shown in lecture) are available for students to borrow from the instructor. If you would like to view one of them in its entirety, e-mail the instructor, or ask after lecture.
Headings on this web page
Lecture Handouts (links will be dead until after lecture)
- L2 Explanations I: Hitler and the
- L3 Explanations II: German History
Jewish History and Antisemitism
- L5 The Weimar Republic
- L6 Themes of the 1930s
- L7 Nazism and Women
- L8 Eugenics and Euthanasia
- L9 The Course of World War II
- L10 The War against the Jews and
- L11 The System of Concentration and
- L12 Mentalities of the Murderers
- L13 Experiences of the Survivors
- L14 Jewish Collaboration and Resistance
- L15 Anne Frank's Story and Its Lessons
- L16 Non-Jewish Resistance and Rescue
L17 Visit by survivor Nina Morecki
- L18 Personal Reflections on History
- L19 Dissolution, Liberation and the
- L20 Legacies of the Holocaust note:
different from in-class handout; contains information about final exam
As a free service of ez-college.com, we have a course bulletin board.
This is a closed site, so you will need the code announced in class in order to register.
Once you are on the site, click on the "board" function on the left hand menu bar, and you can post your message. Please use a "title" that reflects the subject of your message.
Moderated Discussion List
There is also a course discussion list to which you can post questions or observations, and receive responses from your classmates and the professor. In order to do this, you will first have to
subscribe. You need to enter your e-mail address, and then respond to a confirmation request before you are added to the list.
- To post a message, e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pending approval, it will be e-mailed to all list subscribers.
Please use a meaningful short subject header, since it will identify your posting in the archive.
- Once you have subscribed, you can also view an archive of posted messages.
Purchasing the Course Books
Lists of links, and interesting web sites
- Internet Resources on Genocide
and Mass Killings from the University of the West of England.
of Assets and Labour by the Third Reich,
Destruction of European
Jewry Explanatory Timeline,
to the Jewish Holocaust,
Genocide and Mass Killing,
Glossary (Third Reich/WWII),
The Jewish Holocaust,
of the Third Reich,
War Crimes and
World War II Resources.
Sexuality in WWII Concentration Camps (oral history project at UC Berkeley)
alphabetical list of Holocaust links (Prof. Al Filreis, English, UPenn)
of Holocaust-related web sites (CSU Chico)
- Holocaust Links page
(Joyce Meyer, Champaigne-Urbana Jewish Federation)
- Racist and Holocaust denial websites:
- CODOH (deniers recruiting students)
(one of the older deniers)
- Protocols of the Learned
Elders of Zion (propagation of this Russian forgery from around 1900)
- Links to sites
with background on the Protocols
Some on-line Holocaust/Germany courses
Explore some of these on-line courses to see some of the different emphases set by instructors of Holocaust/Nazi Germany courses.
- UC Irvine Robert Moeller, "Hitler
and the Germans: Society and Politics in Germany, 1900-1945" with multimedia
See also his Jews and the Holocaust
- Washington College
(German 305, complex site with multimedia
of South Alabama (Dan
Rogers, "The Holocaust" with multimedia
- Univ. of Idaho
(English Honors: Holocaust Legacies; a well-linked page)
Cross (Worcester, MA) (Fascist Italy and Vichy France - simple syllabus)
Germany ("Erziehung nach Auschwitz"--in German; complex site with student
- Hamburg Center for Holocaust
Education (Mattias Heyl; resources, not a course)
- U Texas/Dallas
(Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, "The Holocaust in Literature")
- St. Mary's,
Maryland (Bjorn Krondorfer, "Holocaust: History, Meaning, Aftermath")
- Sonoma State
(Myrna Goodman et al, "Why Does Genocide Persist?")(with some lecture
texts and good
- Univ. of
Virginia (Robert Leventhal, "Responses to the Holocaust")
- Syracuse Univ. (Syracuse,
NY) (Leora F. Batnitzky, Religion, "Shoah: Responding to the Holocaust"
- simple syllabus)
University (St. Louis, MO) (Linda Woolf, Psychology: "Genocide, Mass Violence,
and Human Rights")
New England College (Gerhard Rempel, history: "Hitler's Germany")
Tennessee State U. (Ben Austin, "Sociology of Genocide and the Holocaust")
Various materials from 1998 course
Materials about the film "Europa,
Photograph of survivor Judith Meisel and
US reconnaisance soldier Bob Alexander, in class on Feb. 26, 1998
final exam study guide from winter quarter
Picking up your work
Final exams and all remaining journals are available in Prof. Marcuse's
Please try to pick them up during my office hours, xxxxx.
If you would like your work left in the envelope outside my door, or to
arrange a different pick-up time, send me an e-mail or leave a note.
If you feel that the grade you received on your paper or exam does
not correspond to the quality of work that you submitted, you can either:
Print out, complete, and submit the following Grade
Change Application Form
OR: Write a page (or paragraph, whatever it takes) explaining WHY you
think your work is better than the grade assigned to it. Please refer to
the blue assignment sheet (for papers), and make sure you did the assignment.
Then resubmit the work in question with your explanation, and I will regrade it and get back to you.
Please note that I grade YOUR WORK, not you.
Finally, be sure to put some contact address on your explanation sheet,
so that I can be in touch with you. Given my schedule, that will probably
not be before the week of April 13.
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