Slides for Monday’s lecture here: GAH2119 Lecture 24
Archive for November, 2010
Slides for Monday’s Lecture” GAH2119 Lecture 23
Slides for todays lecture: GAH2119 Lecture 22 Also some useful image links: Confronting Germans with the Holocaust Territorial Settlement and Expellees
Almost every week you’ll find something about the Nazi era in some newspaper somewhere. This week, the British newspaper has a story that drifts into the “weird stuff people will believe about the Nazis” territory. Were the Nazis developing a UFO to attack London and New York? Read and see what you think. I will [...]
The magnitude of the war and of the horrors of the holocaust overwhelmed artists’ efforts to convey them. The cultural theorist Theodor Adorno claimed that after Auschwitz, writing poetry would be barbaric. One writer who directly confronted the holocaust while it was happening was the German-speaking Romanian-Jewish poet Paul Celan. Celan’s parents died in the [...]
Here’s a link to the section of post-war photographs of Berlin at the GHDI website that I mentioned in class. Look them over as a basis for discussion on Wednesday.
Friday’s Slides: GAH2119 Lecture 21 Maps: Battle of Berlin Churchill’s Territorial Plan Morgenthau Plan Territorial Settlement
Slides for Wednesday: GAH2119 Lecture 20
Here’s an interesting recent discovery that links two seemingly unrelated aspects of the History and Memory of the Nazi Era together — Nazi hatred of “degenerate art” and the effects of the relentless allied bombing campaign on German cities. The Slide Show attached is interesting.
Monday’s Lecture Outline GAH2119 Lecture 19