From Armenia to Auschwitz

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Course ID: Jewish Studies 40541
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Undergraduate), Jewish Studies (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

From Armenia to Auschwitz: An Examination of the First Modern Genocides

Though often studied as stand-alone events, the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust have a fascinating and frightening relationship to each other.  By exploring the basic facts and the critical issues associated with each genocide, we will seek to determine what they have in common, how they differ, and how it came to be that 1.5 million Armenian Christians and 6 million European Jews were slaughtered less than thirty years apart.  Out of this study will come a better understanding of the dynamics of genocide, including the rights and vulnerabilities of religious and ethnic minorities, the phenomenon of genocide denial, and the issue of uniqueness.