Erman civilization: Lesson 6: The Holocaust

When you can accomplish the learning objectives for this lesson, you should begin work on the lesson essay described below. You may use any assigned readings, your notes, and other course-related materials to complete this assignment. Be sure to reread the essay grading criteria on the Grades and Assessments page.

This essay should be about 750 words long, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. It is worth 100 points and should address the topic below.

As mentioned in the commentary, a number of historians regard the Holocaust as a unique occurrence unparalleled by other crimes in human history. On the basis of what you have just learned about the history of anti-Semitism over the last 2,500 years, would you agree with this view? Why or why not? In your answer, you may want to refer briefly to other historical events or genocides as a means of comparison.