November 4: The Holocaust

 

Topics:
  The Final Solution

Lecturer:
  Marc Selverstone
 
Readings:
 

Required:
Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1985, 1961), pp. 572-86, 600-09, 618-29, 639-54, 655-69 (pdf).

Inga Clendinnen, Reading the Holocaust, pp. 1-27, 79-113.


Suggested:
Omer Bartov, Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Yehuda Bauer, Rethinking the Holocaust (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Christopher R, Browning, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (New York: 1993).

Christopher R. Browning, The Path To Genocide: Essays in the Launching of the Final Solution (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

Saul Friedlander, Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution (New York: HarperCollins, 1997).

Gitta Sereny, Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth (London, Macmillan, 1995).

Gerhard Weinberg, Germany, Hitler, and World War II: Essays in Modern German and World History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 217-244.

 
Additional Resources:
  Lecture Slideshow

Michael Ignatieff, "The Illusion of Fate," The New Republic, February 13, 1995, pp. 29-36 (pdf).

Arthur Schlesinger Jr., "Did FDR Betray the Jews?," Newsweek, April 18, 1994, p. 14 (pdf).

Omer Bartov, "Ordinary Monsters," review of Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners, The New Republic, April 29, 1996, pp. 32-38 (pdf).