9 Fetishizing Evil and the Holocaust

Cathryn van Kessel, Francesca Catena, and Kim Edmondson

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

 

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

 

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