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This course explores a difficult, complex, and emotionally charged subject: the American response to the Holocaust. While most historians agree that the nation's response was inadequate, and that a more forceful and effective rescue policy might have saved many lives, they disagree about what...

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Semester: Semester: Online Summer 2019-A: May 1-June 25

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This is an introduction to the unique civilization that Jews built in the lands of Eastern Europe, a civilization from which nearly all American and European Jews and half of all Israeli Jews are descended, and which the Nazis devoted particular fury to destroying. The course will begin with the...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester B: February 27 - April 30

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The Polish-Jewish scholar Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944. This class will explore the meaning of this term and specific instances of genocides throughout history in an effort to understand how and why genocides occur. Our focal point is the Holocaust, the...

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Semester: Spring 2019A: January 2 – February 26, 2019

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This course seeks to thematically examine genocide in the 20th century. It explores how the perpetration of and the experience of genocide can be better understood when using gender as a tool of analysis. This course touches on the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the genocides...

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Semester: Fall Online Session A: August 22 – October 23, 2018

Through encounters with biography, autobiography, fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as with film, documentary, photography, the visual arts, and music, students become familiar with a broad range of depictions of genocide. Literature and art are not only forms of expression in response to...

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Semester: 6-day on-campus intensive from July 14-July 19, 2019

The decade of the 1990s in the Balkans was nothing short of a ten year nightmare. From the destruction of Vukovar and the longest siege since World War II in Sarajevo, to the most recent case of genocide on the European continent in Srebrenica and the suffering of Kosovo-this is an area of...

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Semester: Semester: Online Summer 2019 A: May 1- June 25

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Non-credit seminar for students completing their final thesis or project. Students will be guided to determine the format and approach to their individual assignments throughout the semester through group and individualized discussions.

Semester: Semester: Online Summer 2019 Traditional: May 1- August 20

This is a course in Holocaust historiography. Historiography (from Greek: historia: narrative, story, and graphia: writing) is the discipline of how history is written. In the context of the Holocaust, historiography analyzes trends that have dominated historical writing about this event since...

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Semester: Spring 2019B: February 27 – April 30, 2019

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This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We will study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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This course will examine the final days of occupation and war in Europe, and will focus on the lives of Jews and other survivors of persecution in the newly 'liberated' territories. What did 'liberation' mean for the 'Surviving Remnant' - hundreds of thousands who had survived concentration...

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Semester: Semester: Online Summer 2019 B - June 26 - August 20

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