Help For Yr 13 Extra Study: Holocaust Responsibility
Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:31 PM
Milgram started his experiments in 1961, shortly after the trial of the World War II criminal Adolph Eichmann had begun. Eichmannís defense that he was simply following instructions when he ordered the deaths of millions of Jews roused Milgramís interest. In his 1974 book Obedience to Authority, Milgram posed the question, "Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?"
He has been lent 'Backing Hitler consent and coercion in Nazi Germany by Rober Gellately' (sp) I was wondering can anyone else recommend any other books, articles, films, podcasts etc. that might be of interest to him.
I would be extremely grateful as he needs something every now and then to study in depth
Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:05 PM
You are moving beyind my comfort zone, I'm afraid.
If you look back in a few days, I have posted your request on the History Teachers' Discussion Forum; it may be that a teacher there can help.
By the time students are reaching A-level, there is an increasing expectation that pupils will begin to do their own research. One thing I would do is to start with the wikipedia article, and chase the links and references. These will generate their own references, which you can follow in their turn.
After you have done a bit of reading, it is a good idea to formulate an initial question, which then serves to marshall your research from then on. Sometimes (but rarely) it becomes necessary to change the question.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:49 PM
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
However, this is a controversial book so probably not the best place to start. Do a forum search on 'Goldhagen' and see what has been said about before on here. It should be available through the public library system. If anything else comes to mind I will let you know.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:31 PM
As Mr. Bryant's, non-specific, but might be helpful.
Have read the post and thought this might be interesting:
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Hannah Arendt)
Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:31 AM
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