History 224: Hitler and the Third Reich Analysis: Alfons Heckâ€™s A Child of Hitler Winter 2015
In A Child of Hitler, Alfons Heck provides an account of his membership in the Hitler Youth, claiming at the end of his work to be one of Hitlerâ€™s â€œenthusiastic victimsâ€ (pg. 207). In a three- to five-page paper (approx. 300 words per page) react to his argument by explaining the extent to which you can agree with him, if at all. Your essay might address the following questions in some way: Which major life experiences does Heck offer to support his claim that he was one of Hitlerâ€™s victims? Are there limits to his claim? Bearing in mind that Heck was a supporter and perpetrator of Nazi policies, how readily would you classify him among the Nazi regimeâ€™s victims? Your paper should analyze Heckâ€™s argument by addressing his key life experiences.
The paper must be typed, double spaced, and in standard essay format. Your grade for this assignment will be based on the quality of its writing and on the degree to which your work demonstrates a critical engagement with the text in its entirety.
DUE DATE: Turnitin upload and paper copy in class Monday, January 12
Please Note: Students are required to submit both paper and electronic copies of their essays. E- copies must be uploaded to Turnitin, accessible via the course MyClasses website.
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his/her paper has been uploaded properly. Papers not submitted to Turnitin will receive no credit.