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Exams

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?

    or

  2. 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