History | The Holocaust
H523 | 2676 | Efron

TR 4:00P-5:15P CH122

H523 : Meets with HIST B323

This course will survey the historical events and intellectual
developments leading up to, and surrounding the destruction of European
Jewry during World War II.  We will examine the Shoah (the Hebrew word for
the holocaust) against the backdrop of modern Jewish and modern German
history.  The course is divided into two main parts: (1) the historical
background (from Jewish emancipation to the outbreak of WW II,
1780's-1939); and (2) the destruction of European Jewry, 1939-1945.

Some of the topics to be covered are: race science, antisemitism, Germany
in the 19th and 20th centuries, World War I, Weimar Germany, ghetto life,
and the extermination camps, Jewish resistance, the attitude of the Allies
and the Churches.  Films will also be shown.