Holocaust Day at Pencoed Comprehensive School

Here is a roundup of what I was talking about yesterday at Pencoed Comprehensive.

Morality

Hoess

Here is a link to a podcast I recorded on Rudolf Hoess some time ago, it explains the moral problems surrounding his testimony and the book Commandant of Auschwitz)

(Below is Hoess’s house as seen from Auschwitz One).

Eichmann and Arendt

Here is another recording on the Wannsee Conference

Here is an article by the historian Tony Judt on Hannah Arendt and the ‘problem of evil’

Bystanders

A great place to start reading about the role of bystanders during the Holocaust is in the chapter German Moralities in Richard J Evans Third Reich At War.

And here is a narration of the book The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

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One final thing: Here a resources page for my website containing lots of materials on Nazi Germany (you need to scroll down a bit!).

Here too is an essay I wrote recently on new thinking in the Holocaust 

One thought on “Holocaust Day at Pencoed Comprehensive School

  1. i attended Kent School, Hostert, a British school in BAOR(British Zone Germany) in the late 1960s. During WWII the buildings of Kent School were a German Euthanisia Centre for “bad” children.. Our Wood work room was the mortuary-we had concret work tables. Here the Germans disected the bodies of the children they killed. The bodies were buried under where the school bus park was. As a child at the school i knew at least one German who alledgedy was involved in the killing. It was also easy to spot ex SS in the towns. They used a funny sort of half wave half salute greeting. on Hitlers birthday they would attend a ceremony at the local War Memorial. All open and above board. They got away with murder and other atrocities because we needed them. They were our first line of defence if the Warsaw Pact ever invaded. That was when they were going to die.

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