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Lecture 15

CENS 202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Total War, Book Of Deuteronomy


Department
Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Course Code
CENS 202
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Markus
Lecture
15

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CENS 202, 003
2017-03-07
Lecture 25: Bernhard Schlink 3
Schlink: The Reader (1995): The Trial
Hanna:
As if frozen (100); No sense of context, of the rule of the game (110); helpless (128).
Idigat: Doest gie up to the ourt that she is illiterate
Wears SS looking uniform and appears exactly as she was
Michael:
Describes feeling nothing about Hanna turns to numbness
Goes to the judge, goes to his father- nothing comes from it, in fact, he decides he no
longer needs to help
I stood outside myself and watched; I felt no involvement; Like being a prisoner (101)
The Students:
Bring an outside view: show up to every court date, stares at Hanna
The intrusion of horror into the daily life (102)
The Judge:
Questions are challenging and he loses his authority in these
First shoked, the oral; Numbness (102)
The Lawyers
Hannas lawyer: public defendant, not as experienced as some of the other lawyers
o Overeagerly (109); other lawyers use her concessions to incriminate (104)
The other lawyers: try to single out Hanna for an easy was out
The Defendants
Turn on Hanna, want her to take most of the blame easier sentences
The Witnesses
Not precise ( due to location of crime: either inside church or afraid of charges; 113)
The Public
Itiidated y Haas appearae: Look!; emotional reactions during verdict (161)
Auschwitz Trial -Reality
The Reader- Fiction
359 Witnesses
State Attorney traveled to Warsaw
and to Auschwitz
22 male defendant
Dealt only with Auschwitz
2 Witnesses
Travelled to Israel, Michael to
concentration camp
5 female defendants
Auschwitz and Cracow
Class Ideas- Aushwitz
Class Ideas- The Reader
No Order is absolute need to factor
in morality
Crimes almost seem less terrible
relatable, like this could be a friend
or family member on trial
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