The Holocaust and History

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Course ID: Jewish Studies 40536-OL
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Undergraduate), Jewish Studies (Graduate), Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Location: Online

The vast amount of research, writing and rhetoric devoted to Holocaust Studies has led not only to volumes of output, but also to historical controversies.This seminar will examine a number of ongoing debates in the study of the Holocaust. We will look to issues pertaining to the event itself, such as definitions of participants, as well as more contemporary concerns, including Holocaust denial and memorialization.

In addition to strictly historical accounts, we will read scholarship emanating from literary criticism, anthropology, linguistics, film studies and women's studies.  The resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will allow the students hands-on access to primary sources. (Modern)