2012-2013 teacher professional development workshops
The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy
Thursday, May 2, 2013
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
In a brief two years between the autumn of 1939 and the autumn of 1941, Nazi Jewish policy escalated rapidly from the prewar policy of forced emigration to the Final Solution as it is now understood - the systematic attempt to murder every last Jew within Nazi Germany's grasp. Focusing on the months between the German conquest of Poland in September 1939 and the beginning of deportation of Jews to death camps in the spring of 1942, join IHMEC and renowned Holocaust historian Dr. Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill, as we examine and discuss this critical period - of how, precisely, the Nazis' racial policies evolved from persecution and "ethnic cleansing" to the Final Solution of the Holocaust.