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UCLA - GER 59 - Class Notes - Week 5

School: University of California - Los Angeles
Department: German
Course: Holocaust in Film and Literature
Professor: David Kim
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Schindler, list, and resistance
Name: German 59: Week 5
Description: These notes go over Schindler's List and resistance
Uploaded: 11/02/2018
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background image German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature; Week 5: 10/30/18 ­ Poland was most tolerant country of Jews ­ Jews in Poland 1. 16th century­ 80% of world jewry lived on Polish lands 2. Unique form of self­government called the Va’ad Arba Aratzot (council of 4  lands) in Lublin ­ Jewish parliament 3. Poland’s traditional tolerance began to wane from the 17th century onward  (Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter­Reformation) 4. Partitions of Poland (1772, 1793 a. Third Partition of Poland in 1795 the Jews of three constituent zones  developed differently (Prussia, Russia, and Austria­Hungary) 5. Interwar Poland ­ the leading center of Yiddish creativity (Yiddish film industry)
6. On the eve of the Shoah, Poland was home to over three million Jews
­ Schindler’s List 1. Academy Award for best picture ­ Oskar Schindler 1. 1908 ­ Born on 28 April in Zwittau, Moravia 2. 1924 ­ expelled from school
3. 1928­ married
4. 1936 ­ spy
5. 1939 ­ Nazi party member
6. 1940 ­ Lease: enamelware factory
7. 1942 ­ Breaks the Nuremberg Laws: kissed a Jewish girl on the cheek at his 
birthday 8. 1943: Liquidation of ghettos: Schindler convinced Amon Goeth (in charge of the  Plaszow concentration camp near Schindler’s company) to build a camp to house 
his workers (including 450 Jews)
9. 1944 ­ Schindler’s arrested for bribing Goth to improve the conditions of the  Jewish workers 10. Schindler kept using bribes to save Jewish lives
11. Compiled a list of more than 1,000 Jews who were sent to Brunnlitz (saved from 
certain death) 12. 1945 ­ Winston Churchill announced Germany’s surrender
13. 1949 ­ emigrated to Argentina
14. 1958 ­ REturned to Germany after going bankrupt
15. 1963 ­ Declared bankruptcy
16. 1964 ­ Suffered a heart attack; donations from Schindlerjuden from all over the  world

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School: University of California - Los Angeles
Department: German
Course: Holocaust in Film and Literature
Professor: David Kim
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Schindler, list, and resistance
Name: German 59: Week 5
Description: These notes go over Schindler's List and resistance
Uploaded: 11/02/2018
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