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3.2: Fetishizing Evil and the Holocaust

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    How might students understand how otherwise normal people can take part in a genocide like the Holocaust? 
    This lesson assumes that students already have a general sense of the events of the Second World War, including the Holocaust.

    Learning Objectives

    • Provide students with an overview of key ideas from Arendt and Becker
    • Examine patterns of thought and behaviour that contribute to genocide and other violent actions

     

    An interactive or media element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can view it online here:
    https://pressbooks.library.ualberta.ca/grimeducator/?p=87

    Download this Lesson Plan

    (Created by C. van Kessel, F. Catena, & K. Edmondson, 2018)

     


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