JS233 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Wannsee Conference

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11 Feb 2016
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February 4th
The Wansee Conference:
oInteresting to watch because you see educated men choosing to
partake in this awful event. Dicult to understand because they
don’t t the prole.
oHow is it that this many intelligent men could sit down and
orchestrate the murder of millions of people.
oRaoul Hilberg: One of the rst basically the rst, scholar to unearth
and arrive at the gures of Deaths that we have now. Procient in
languages, intelligent, etc. He worked with not only victims, but with
the murderers themselves.
JS 233 Lecture 5 February 4th 2015
Wansee Conference was interesting because it showed highly inteligent people
discussing the murder of millions of people discussing the topic like they were
going to take out the garbage
oDirector portrays the ordinariness of the situation with non-historical
events that he added in
Does artistic liberty alter the meaning of the film and at what point?
If the characters are portraid as actual people, it makes the viewer compare
themselves to the people since they are "not so different"
Life Is Beautiful (film)
Very humerous tone to the film
Moussilni heads everywhere
Very serious turn to talking about how the white race is superior
oYet still brings humor into the situation at the school scene.
Kind of shows how silly the idea of a superior race is
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