In this program, students have the opportunity to delve into the complex rise of the Nazi party and Hitler in Germany in line with the Year 12 HSC Modern History Core Study Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946. Students will explore key aspects of this historical period including the rise of Nazism, the collapse of the Weimar Republic, the initial consolidation of Nazi power and the nature of Nazi ideology. In addition to an in-depth seminar, students will hear first-hand survivor testimony and closely examine a range of artefacts in the Museum’s display. This program not only enhances students’ content knowledge, historical understanding, and source analysis skills ahead of their HSC but also provides students with insights that contribute to a critical perspective on power and authority in the contemporary world.
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Look at the experiences of youth, women and minorities within the totalitarian state of Nazi Germany to better understand the impact of dictatorships on society.Private: Conflict in Europe: World War II and the War Against the Jews
Explore Europe as a hub of conflicting political ideologies. Students will focus on Operation Barbarossa and the intrinsic link between the Holocaust and the aims of the Nazis to create a racial empire in Europe.The Nature and Development of Human Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Focuses on the nature and development of human rights through the lens of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the immediate context of the Holocaust and World War II.