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May 10, 2016

free online course that teaches about the Holocaust from the Jewish perspective

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 5:38 pm

You can read about a new online history course that teaches about the Holocaust: https://www.coursera.org/learn/holocaust-introduction-1/

The following quote is from the website, cited above:

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This free online course was produced jointly by Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem – the World Center for Holocaust Research. The course tracks the history of the Holocaust and has two parts. “The Holocaust – An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews and the World” is the first of the two courses and covers the following themes in its three weeks:

Week 1

From Hatred to Core Ideology; From Democracy to a Totalitarian State; Nazi Germany and the Jews

Course Introduction trailer
Introduction:
Why the Jews?
Nazi Antisemitism
Gleichschaltung
Life in Nazi Germany
Jewish Life in Nazi Germany
1938 – A Major Turning Point

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Gleichshaltung was a new word made up by the Nazis. I will try to explain it to you:

Building in the town of Dachau

Buildings in the town of Dachau

By March 1933, the Nazis had taken over every town in Germany, including the town of Dachau.  The building on the left in the photo above is where the Nazis raised their flag on March 9, 1933, after they took over the town of Dachau.

An important policy of the Nazi party in Germany was called Gleichschaltung, a term that was coined in 1933, to mean that all German culture, religious practice, politics, and daily life should conform with Nazi ideology. This policy meant total control of thought, belief, and practice, and it was used to systematically eradicate all anti-Nazi elements, after Hitler came to power in January 1933.

Under the Gleichschaltung policy, every member of the Nazi party was given a second job, in addition to his regular job.

Heinrich Himmler was given a second job as the supervisor of the German prisons.  On his first visit to the Munich prison, Himmler noted that the prison was overcrowded because Communists had been rounded up after the fire in the German Reichstag on February 27, 1933 and sent to “wild camps” or to regular prisons, including the Munich prison.

On March 22, 1933, Heinrich Himmler opened the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany at an old factory just outside of the town of Dachau. The first prisoners were 200 Communists who had been taken into “protective custody” after the burning of the Reichstag on the night of February 27, 1933; the justification for the imprisonment of the Communists was that they were “enemies of the state.”

Here is a little history of Germany to put everything into context:

Following World War I, Germany became a democratic Republic with a Constitution based on the American Constitution. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, a new congressional election was required to confirm his appointment.

In the election which took place on March 5, 1933, the Nazis gained enough seats in the Reichstag (German Congress) so that, with the help of other conservative parties, they were able to pass legislation on March 7th, which ended state’s rights in Germany. This legislation allowed Hitler to unite Germany for the first time into “ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer” (one people, one empire, one leader).

After this legislation was put into effect on March 9, 1933, all the German states were now controlled by the federal government, under the rule of the Nazis; the governors of each state and all the government positions of any importance were now appointed by the Nazis, and of course, the appointees were loyal members of the Nazi party.

The Nazi term for this new unity among the German people was Gleichschaltung; it meant that everyone was on the same page with all the people pulling together, united in their beliefs and objectives.

After March 9, 1933, the former German states, such as Prussia and Bavaria, no longer had state’s rights and the German people were now ruled by one government and one leader for the first time ever in the history of the German people.

One reason that the Nazis wanted to bring all the German states under their central control was to make sure that Bavaria would never again be taken over by the Communists, which was what happened on November 7, 1918 when Jewish leader Kurt Eisner led a revolution, forced the King of Bavaria to resign, and then set up a Communist Republic in Bavaria.

So, long story short, Gleichschaltung was the start of Germany for the Germans, not for the Jews. The Jews thought that it was their right to live in any country in the world, and to control that country for their benefit. The Jews have now achieved that goal, and Hitler is now the worst person who ever lived on this earth.

 

10 Comments »

  1. Thing ain’t exactly free. $49.00 if you want a certificate .

    Comment by Tim — May 14, 2016 @ 10:23 am

  2. Nobody has volunteered to be the lab rat and take the course? Guess I’ll give it a shot

    Comment by Tim — May 14, 2016 @ 10:17 am

  3. the Holocaust from the Jewish perspective

    Comment by eah — May 10, 2016 @ 10:19 pm

    • Hahaha truth!

      Comment by Schlageter — May 11, 2016 @ 4:00 am

  4. Gleichschaltung was neither more nor less than total thought control. It was the automatic, ruthless suppression of dissent of any and every kind.

    It signified the absolute end of individual thought, feeling or sentiment, at least so far as law and the government were concerned.

    The concept behind all laws against “Holocaust denial” is consistent with Gleichschaltung.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — May 10, 2016 @ 6:34 pm

    • While I was reading your comment, I was preparing to answer with something like what you said in your last sentence. You are absolutely correct in your comment.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 11, 2016 @ 6:10 am

      • Are you sure they’re not writing about Zionism.

        JR

        Comment by jrizoli — May 11, 2016 @ 6:24 am

        • I looked up the word Zionism and found this at https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Zionism/zionism.html

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          The term “Zionism” was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum.

          Its general definition means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
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          Comment by furtherglory — May 11, 2016 @ 6:37 am

          • Zionism’
            The return of Jewish sovereignty to the land… I wonder what that means seems like they want to be in control of a lot of things don’t they?
            Like the WORLD!

            JR

            Comment by jrizoli — May 11, 2016 @ 6:49 am

  5. Let’s have an online course on FG site it would be way better than what they are offering plus you’d be learning the truth.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — May 10, 2016 @ 5:43 pm


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