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Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 274 - History of the Holocaust


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This course explores the historical contingencies that resulted in the murder of two out of three European Jews between 1933 and 1945. Geographically, it will focus on both Germany, where the Final Solution originated, and Eastern Europe, where most of its victims lived and died. We will look at the failure of German democracy, the rise and consolidation of the National Socialist state, and the centrality of antisemitism within Nazi ideology. We will also examine Jewish and non-Jewish experiences of persecution, resistance, and flight as well as survival and destruction within the camp systems.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: L. Herron

Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with HIST 274
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
German Studies



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