Encountering Evil

01: Encountering Evil- -Chronology and Cause/Effect Relationships to Present Information

  • What are the four key phases of the Holocaust, according to Doris Bergen? Summarize the characteristics of each.
  • Why does Doris Bergen say it is important to not “rush to the gas chambers”? (02:10)
  • How did the Nazis begin to prepare for the mass killing of the Jewish people even during phase one of the Holocaust?
  • What was the cause of the Death Marches, the final phase of the Holocaust?

Discussion: Why does studying the Holocaust matter? What can studying the Holocaust teach us?

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