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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 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 countries From the leaders of the Jewish councils and youth movements, to leaders of Jewish movements in Great Britain and America He deals with the problem of consciousness that is, that people had a very hard time even coming to grips with the scale or the horror of what was happening He leads you through the history of anti Jewish legislation in pre war Germany, through the plans for a Jewish reservation either in eastern Poland or Madagascar, through the creation of the final solution itself in 1941 Throughout, he does his best to make some kind of sense of this most senseless, horrible event It s a massive undertaking Engel does his best to make sense of the numbers of Jewish people killed roughly two thirds of those in the Nazi sphere of influence and contrasts different countries where larger or smaller percentages of the population survived, and tries to account for that I learned some things from the course that there were five death centers, all in Poland, and that other concentration camps were not places where massive, wholesale killing took place though there were deaths, to be sure I learned that cyanide gas was only used at one center I came to understand why the Jewish population did not rise up to defend itself, and why the Nazis chose the methods they finally ended up with I also learned, and this may be a stupid way to look at it, but I also learned that Hitler was a moron Anyone who tries to justify unjustifiable hate and prejudice against another group always has to grasp at illogical straws to try to defend their hate And those reasons will always be stupid But Hitler s logical defense of his thesis that Jewish people weren t people but rather something else is pathetic That this fool rose to power in a period of economic pain is an object lesson for us all Understanding the Holocaust by Professor David Engel Listened to on RB Digital app from Local library MUST READI have read many books that were written by the survivors of the Holocaust and have read books on World War II and I have been consistently reading books on this since I was a teenager I just couldn t understand how something so horrible would happen in this world.Listening to this lecture series by David Engel is a MUST for anyone trying to have a full understanding or fuller unders Understanding the Holocaust by Professor David Engel Listened to on RB Digital app from Local library MUST READI have read many books that were written by the survivors of the Holocaust and have read books on World War II and I have been consistently reading books on this since I was a teenager I just couldn t understand how something so horrible would happen in this world.Listening to this lecture series by David Engel is a MUST for anyone trying to have a full understanding or fuller understanding how and why the Holocaust happened He covers in detail all aspects of the Holocaust from all viewpoints He s very thorough and he s keeps you engaged in wanting to learn.One of the main things that I have taken from this lecture is the Jewish people survived in greatest numbers in countries where 1 the government did not comply or even actively fought the Nazi policies 2 the people and religious leaders resisted the Nazi policies 3 where they were further away from the killing centers People died the most where the government and people assisted the Nazis and who lived nearest to the killing centers It goes to show that horrible things happen when people do nothing against it or that actively help it for their own personal gain It s actually pretty sad . Good course that highlights of lot of the early ground work that went into the mass killing of the jews It also highlights the fact that most of the western government didn t want to know or ignored the seriousness of the killing until the end of the war.It wasinteresting to note that it was countries that Germany had full control over not just militarily it was able to do the most damage to the jewish population What is also interesting is that the early mass killings of Jews which was Good course that highlights of lot of the early ground work that went into the mass killing of the jews It also highlights the fact that most of the western government didn t want to know or ignored the seriousness of the killing until the end of the war.It wasinteresting to note that it was countries that Germany had full control over not just militarily it was able to do the most damage to the jewish population What is also interesting is that the early mass killings of Jews which was done at gun point really disturbed the German soldiers.Which might show the somewhat general level the reaction to killing innocent people even from the soldiers was negative and thats why the gas chambers where developed as a way to, A Speed up the killing.B Remove the personal responsibility from the soldiers for killing.One thing the author did omit to some regard was the Role of the Soviet Union in the killing and deportation of Jews to German pre 1941 invasion by the Nazis.I emailed him about this and got the following reply Dear Darren,Many thanks for your kind words about the course I m glad you have found it interesting.If you are asking whether and in what ways the German Soviet alliance may have contributed to the eventual destruction of European Jewry, you have asked a question that scholars continue to debate You are correct that during the September 1939 campaign and for a short time thereafter the Soviets sometimes deported Jewish refugees back to the German zone of occupation However, their practice wasn t consistent A greater number of Jewish refugees stayed under Soviet rule Also, several hundred thousand Jews from the Soviet occupied parts of Poland either fled or were deported to the Soviet interior, which allowed them to escape eventual German occupation altogether.Forinformation you might turn to Yitzhak Arad, The Holocaust in the Soviet Union University of Nebraska Press, 2009 , especially Part II.Best wishes,David 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 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 would be fun to talk to outside of class Professor Engel tries to be as rational as possible while analyzing what happened during the Holocaust and why is happened His detailed lesson is something to read and reread, a must everyone should listen. 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. A really well written, researched and presented lecture series The audience was given a breadth and depth view of the holocaust, the reasons it began, the reactions as it was happening the Jews, the government, the Third Reich, regular Germans, other countries , how some actions made things worse, how these atrocities were allowed to happen at all This was by no means easy to listen to but there was a wealth of knowledge in there and it was well worth a listen. {Free Book} Ù Understanding The Holocaust Ý In 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 betweenand The results of this encounter stretch human comprehension to the limit and raise frightening questions about the human condition When it was over, two thirds of Europe s Jews, somemillion people, had died and their deaths had occurred amid the most gruesome of circumstancesEngel explores the reasons behind the Holocaust and attempts to enter into the minds of the participants From the origins of the idea behind the killing campaign to the notions of modernity that many blame for creating the possibility for such a happening, Engel offers an illuminating analysis of the twentieth century s great tragedyLectureWhat Is The Holocaust and What Can Be Learned by Studying Its History LectureThe Origins of a Murderous IdeaLectureWhy Germany LectureFrom Idea to Action The Twisted Road to AuschwitzLectureFacing PersecutionLectureThe Ghetto RegimeLectureKilling BeginsLectureOrganizing DeathLectureGerman Successes and FailuresLectureFighting Death The Problem of ConsciousnessLectureStrategies for Living and DyingLectureTheir Brothers Keepers LectureWhile Six Million DiedLectureThe Holocaust and the Modern Condition Most objective study of the Holocaust.