21H.447 | Fall 2004 | Undergraduate

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust


Final Exam Question and Identifications

You will be asked to write on your choice of the following questions:

  1. Were the Germans culturally predisposed to Nazism?


  1. Was the Nazi seizure of power, and the ensuing perpetration of the Holocaust, avoidable? Why or why not?

Both questions are very broad; in thinking about the topic, plan to write for about an hour.

Also, remember that I’ll ask a short (two paragraphs or so) essay question on Primo Levi’s book, Survival in Auschwitz.

List of Identifications

I will choose 10 of these for the exam:

  • Albert Speer
  • “Alliance of Iron and Rye”
  • Appeasement
  • Beer Hall Putsch
  • “Black Horror on the Rhine”
  • blitzkrieg
  • “Burgfrieden” (“Peace of the Fortress”)
  • Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
  • Der Stürmer
  • DNVP (Deutschnational Volks Partei)
  • Dresden
  • Erich Ludendorff
  • Ernst Röhm
  • Freikorps
  • Friedrich Ebert
  • Friedrich Fabri
  • Gleichschaltung
  • Homage to Oskar Panizza
  • Joseph-Arthur, count de Gobineau
  • Josephine Baker
  • Kapp Putsch
  • Käthe Kollwitz
  • Kommissar Order
  • Krystalnacht
  • “Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily-Diseased Offspring”
  • Morgenthau Plan
  • Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity/New Matter-of-Factness)
  • Nuremberg Laws
  • Operation Sea Lion
  • Reinhard Heydrich
  • Rosa Luxemburg
  • Sicherheitsdienst (SD)
  • Spartacus League
  • Stahlhelm
  • Stalingrad
  • Sturmabteilungen (SA)
  • Sudetenland
  • Tirpitz
  • Verdun
  • Versailles Treaty
  • völkisch
  • Volkskörper
  • Wansee Conference
  • Yellow Star
  • Zero Hour

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2004