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Understanding The Holocaust

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n Understanding the Holocaust, Professor David Engel of New York University examines the encounter between Germany's Third Reich and the Jews of the twenty European countries that fell under Nazi domination between 1933 and 1945.

The results of this encounter stretch human comprehension to the limit and raise frightening questions about the human condition. When it was over
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This was a great course. Engel methodically takes you through the history of the events of the Holocaust, leading up to the wholesale slaughter of millions of men, women, and children, and looks at it from a large number of angles. From Hitler's philosophy. From the point of views of top members of the Nazi party. From the Jewish population of Europe. From the workers on the assembly lines of the death centers. From the neighbors of the Jews in Germany, Poland, Axis-allied, and Axis enemy countr ...more
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محاضرات جيدة للغاية بما تطرحه من معلومات وأسئلة وآراء متعارضة حول الجرائم النازية. صعوبة الموضوع واتساع رقعته يجعل من الصعوبة لأي مجموعة محاضرات أو مجموعة كتب الإحاطة بكل جوانبه. لكن بصفة عامة المحاضرات ممتعة ومجدية.
Really really interesting discussion of how the interaction that ended in the Holocaust came about, what kinds of factors made the whole situation come together the way it did. This is not a discussion of specifics as much as it is a rather cold-eyed overview of individual opportunities and experiences and thought-patterns. Fascinating.

These Modern Scholar courses are usually fun, but this is one of those that made me wish I actually was IN the classroom; the professor is easy to listen to and
This is a series of lectures about the Holocaust. They range from some philosophical and political backgrounds to Nazism, to the rise of Hitler, to the prosecution of the war, to the "final solution", to some repercussions of the Holocaust. Good lectures. Grizzly subject, but Engel does a good job of handling it in a non-emotional and analytical way. Anyone looking into this subject, trying to get the span of modern scholarship in a fairly quick take, will appreciate these lectures.
Most objective study of the Holocaust.
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