How the Holocaust Explodes the Concept of Mass Crime Review the website: http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/the-holocaust-exhibition
AND the attached PDF reading: ‘Chambers of Horror: the reordering of Murders Past’, ch. 8 from Omer Bartiv Murder in Our Midst.
Explain how the holocaust explodes the concept of crime.
You may use these questions as prompts:
1. Is this presented as a ‘crime‘, or something so huge that categories are irrelevant?
2. How are the victims presented? Is there a narrative of events and what determinism, if any, is given to certain individuals, situations, forces,
3. What attention is given to the perpetrators? During World War II, the German military helped fulfill Nazism’s racial, political, and territorial ambitions.