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Virtue in Action – The Self-Deception of Irma Grese

Strive to not be deceived or deluded by ideas that endanger the humanity of others and movements that are unjust.

Think about ways in which Irma Grese was deceived in her own life. What led her to be tempted on a dark path? Identify ways you can avoid that in your own life.

When working on group projects, be mindful how others are impacted by your decisions.

If you play sports, always remember to see other players as equals you’re competing against. Let your own merits set you apart.

Treat others equally, never work to devalue others to create an advantage for yourself.

Sources & Further Reading

Bergen, Doris L. War & Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Little field, 2003.

Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Gellately, Robert. Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Johnson, Eric. Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Wist rich, Robert S. Hitler and the Holocaust. New York: Modern Library, 2001.