Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Searching For The Meaning of the Holocaust

Elie Wiesel at the age of 15 was deported by the Nazis, along with his family, from their home in Transylvania to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Elie lost both his parents and younger sister in the Holocaust. Elie has made it his lifelong goal to teach the world about the Holocaust. The prize-winning author of more than 40 works of fiction and nonfiction, has tried to capture in his writings the vibrant Jewish world that had existed before the war in addition to its destruction in the Holocaust. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts.
Source: YouTube: Elie Wiesel: Universal Lessons of the Holocaust

Dan McMillan
Dan McMillan Explains the Holocaust

Dan McMillan presents his thoughts on the causes for the Holocaust. Dan notes the prevalence of anti-Semitism and political fissures incurred from World War I, to Germany's inability to become a democracy until 1918.

"Dan McMillan holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He has published scholarly work in both history and law, and has worked as prosecuting attorney and as a history professor. He lives in New York City and writes about history and politics.

How Could This Happen is Dr. McMillan’s first book and is the result of nearly four decades of engagement with German history and the Holocaust. Reading Simon Wiesenthal’s The Murderers Among Us as a teenager, Dan felt compelled to understand how something so horrific could have been possible. His quest for an explanation has shaped the course of McMillan’s life ever since: he became fluent in the German language, studied History and German at Stanford University, earned a Ph.D. in German history at Columbia, taught at universities in New York, New Jersey and Illinois, read everything he could on the Holocaust and constantly refined his understanding of its causes." - From the web site

Adolf Hitler
Source: BookTV: How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust

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