I saw both episodes, yea, it was history lite.
It also showed how Jews were marginalized, then outcast, then rounded up and slaughtered.
It's not hard to see a similar marginalizing going on now. Lots of otherwise sane people in many countries (including the US) blaming a race of people for the evils of the world. Back then, good people closed their eyes and thus became a part of the problem.
I hope we learn from history so that we don't have to repeat it.