Geography: discuss the concentration camp and the manhatten project in relation to the spaces and subjects of modernity ie factories the similarities

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World geography has evolved greatly as increased communication shortened distance and decreased time. Factories brought large numbers of people to small areas, shifting the worldview toward a more objective culture. There are numerous complex relationships apparent between the advances in technology to the degree of subjectivity inherent in a particular society.
Afeature of capitalism is the imposition of a work discipline while eliminating self-organization (Thompson, 1967). Artisans were brought together to work within the mills, using techniques different from the cottage industries.  The nineteenth century demanded the functional specialization of man and his work; this specialization makes one individual incomparable to another & , this specialization makes each man the more directly dependent upon the supplementary activities of all others (Simmel, 1903). This  colossal centralization, this agglomeration of three and a half million people on a single spot has multiplied the strength of these three and a half million inhabitants a hundredfold (Engels, 1987) creating a need to institute control in the form of surveillance.
To preserve the individual, a celebration of the Aryan and German rites and myths grew and was incorporated into the Nazi cult. The Nazis oppressed the Jewish population by confiscating property and separating them from the population to be shot at directly or shipped away to concentration camps. Some were used like machinery while others were exterminated immediately. The terror inflicted served to keep the people obedient. Individuality was actively feared as it created a prime target for the next display of violence.
American history yields the Manhattan Project in response, the results being the Atomic bombs which were dropped on Japan. This project developed a culture all its own. A number of techniques were employed for secrecy, including the manipulation of languages (Atomic Spaces, 1997). The physical landscapes manufactured through this project reflected a complex ideology, blending corporate capitalism, government social management and military codes of coercion into an alternative culture (Atomic Spaces, 1997).
Without modern civilisation, there would be no Holocaust...it was a by-product of a modern drive
to a fully designed, fully controlled world...
Zigmund Bauman, 1991
The project of modernity entails the appropriation and transformation of the world under the aegies of instrumental reason, through a combination of technical mastery and organisational sophistication, and of the self-discipline structure of a personhood to carry this orientation. In this schema, no ends are absolute, save that of the reproduction of that very orientation itself.
John Jervis, 1998

Well, at first it was a shock for me, though I knew already in Vienna that wed be sent to Mauthausen, that was clear. We even knew approximately where Mauthausen was situated. It was a shock for us when we first saw the prisoners in these striped suits they wore, they carried corpses, we just stared: Oh my God, what am I doing here [...] I had been arrested without a coat, and in the afternoon, when we stood in front of that wall, in the beginning you always had to stand somewhere for hours on end -, it started to rain, a bit of snow, a bit of rain, that was the 29th of November. [...] And then the first shock when this SS-guy comes up, and he says, take off your clothes, where, you mean right here? It was raining, we were weak from the long transport, hungry, they made us stand for some hours at this wall, and now take off my clothes? [...] outdoors, naked, snow, rain, and then to the bath house, wash, naked, they had these tables, where we had to hand over our clothes. They wrote everything down, we got to have some order here, with the Germans, everything always had to be orderly; they note down: one shirt, one pair of shoes, this and that...and we went naked that way outside where they gave us underpants,
shirt, and wooden shoes, and then a (prison) block number and such stuff and then, off to the block.

Mieczyslaw Karczewski (quoted in Perz, Projekt Quarz”, p. 255)

Modernity and the Holocaust

This lecture briefly introduces you to some of the key features of the Holocaust and present an analysis of these events developed by Zigmund Baumann. For Baumann, modernity, embodied within all its technological, social and moral networks provided the necessary basis for what occured during the Holocaust. The development of bureacracies and systems of knowledge which allowed for the systematic annihilation of six million Jews drew heavily on modes of regulation and morality already established in comparable modern systems: ie massproduction. Of particular interest to us today is the manner in which the compartmentalisation of space-time with the processes of the Holocaust facilitated the construction of knowledge positions which denied the of moral questions.

Learning Outcomes

On the basis of this lecture and associated readings you should expect to be able to:

query the relationship between moral and social progress and modernity: do the two always run hand in hand
sketch out the historical geography of the development of concentration camps.
outline the significance of modern systems of government and control to the making of the Holocaust
demonstrate how the space and practice of the concentration camp subjectified its victims
Readings
Zymund Baumann, 1991 Modernity and the Holocaust, Polity, Cambridge
John Jervis 1998 Modernity and the End of Moralityin his Exploring the Modern: Patterns of Western Culture and Civilisation
D.B Clarke, Doel,-M.A.; McDonough,-F.X. 1993 Holocaust topologies: singularity, politics, space. Political-Geography.1996. 15 6-7, 457-489..
Micheal Marrus, The holocaust in history Michael R. Marrus Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1987
Stewart Justman,. The Jewish Holocaust for beginners , Writers and Readers Pub. NY :, 1995.
Lucjan Dobroszycki and Jeffrey S. Gurock 1993 The holocaust in the Soviet Union : studies and sources on the destruction of the Jews in the Nazi-occupied territories of the USSR, 1941-1945 / Armonk, N.Y.
LINKS
Auschwitz Birkenau
Auschwitz Introduction
Auschwitz-Birkenau
Virtual Auschwitz-Birkenau
Overview of Krema IV in Auschwitz
Translation of USSR-8, Soviet War Crimes Repo...
Holocaust Deathcamp: Auschwitz-Birkenau
Gassing Room of Crematorium I
The Gas Chambers text
Air Photo Evidence Auschwitz during bombing
Birkenau The Ramp
Delousing Chambers
Birkenau Entrance: Inside Out
Birkenau Krematorium II: Gas
Birkenau Krematorium V (#1)
Birkenau Disinfection in the Sauna
Auschwitz/Birkenau Photographs by Alan Jacobs
A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz: On Every Day Since...A Christian at Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Survivor of Auschwitz Pete
Documents Regarding Auschwitz
I.G. Farbens Auschwitz Diet
Destruction of Crematories at Auschwitz
Auschwitz Extermination Camp Liberated

Dachau
Dachau Camp
Dachau: Camps of Death
Dachau
June 1933 Nazis open Dachau
April 29, 1945 U.S. 7th Army liberates
Dachau, The Virtual Tour Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site The Official Pages
Text of Museum booklet about Dachau Concentration Camp
June 1933 Nazis open Dachau
Priests of Dachau chart
Entrance to Brausebad at Dachau Concentration Camp
Dachau Gas Chamber as described in Nuremberg Trial
Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp Poet
Z.B.Dachau Study-group for investigating contemporary history of Dachau
Medical Experiments at Dachau Nuremberg War Crimes Trial transcripts and Photos
The Liberation of Dachau
The Kindest Words: You are Free
Albert R. Panebiancos Webpage
Liberation of Dachau
Ilans Topicals World War II Stamps
Dachau: Liberation of Dachau
LIBERATION OF DACHAU by Albert R. Panebianco
1st. Lt. William Cowling: Report from the Dachau Liberation
Liberators: Dachau Liberation by Chuck Fe