UCSB GE Freshman Seminar, Winter 2003
The Nazi Holocaust in History, Literature and Film

Prof. Marcuse
Jan. 9, 2003

The Nazi Holocaust, Week 1: Overview/background

  1. Preliminary: Name cards; prof’s enrollment question; 4 evening film screening times
  2. What was the Holocaust? (brainstorm)
  3. What caused the Holocaust?
  4. Three historical theories about causes of the Holocaust
  5. 3 theories about how Nazism "fits into" German history: Germany's Sonderwege = Special paths
  6. Assignments for next week (topic: contingency—was "the Holocaust" inevitable?)