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

Prof. Marcuse
Jan. 14, 2003

The Nazi Holocaust, Week 2: Kristallnacht

  1. Review: 3 explanations for Nazism
  2. Kristallnacht: background
  3. Chapter "The Onslaught" by Saul Friedländer: discussion of outline/argument/theses, and sources

    I.   What happened? (emphasis on violence and sadism)

    II.  The decision-making process (Goering, Hitler, Goebbels, local initiatives)

    III. Public opinion in Germany (groups, individuals, institutions)

  4. Foreign opinion and policy

  5. Assignment for Thursday: your questions?