The Intellectual Origins of the Holocaust

reflect on these factors and the debates surrounding them in order to draw your own conclusions about their influence. Before beginning this discussion, make sure you read the Module Notes Presentation (Links to an external site.), the Introduction and Chapter 1 in Bergen, Chapter 1 (Links to an external site.) in Browning’s The Origins of the Final Solution, and Jeffrey Herf’s “Comparative Perspectives (Links to an external site.)” article. Then, ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​in 250 words, consider the following questions as jumping-off points for your post (you do not need to address each one individually). Your post should include specific examples and references from the assigned readings. What ideas, beliefs, and attitudes influenced the Holocaust? Which of these ideas do you think were the most/least influential, and why? To what extent was the Holocaust influenced by longstanding attitudes and beliefs, and to what extent was it the product of new, modern ways of thinking? How were Nazi forms of antisemitism and racial prejudice similar to and different from the other forms of antisemitism and prejudice that came before them? To what extent were the ideas that influenced the Holocaust uniquely German? To what extent were they similar to common ideas in other​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ countries?

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