Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
POL 246 Nazism and The Holocaust
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of the political, moral, and legal problems arising out of the extermination of the European Jews. The course will study the rise of Nazism, the construction of a totalitarian society, the terror apparatus, the institution of the concentration camp, and the planning and implementation of the killing process. There will be further examination of the responses of the Jews, the Allies, neutrals, and important institutions like the church and the Red Cross. At all points the question will be asked: What does this phenomenon reveal about the nature of modern society and modern politics? (social science) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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