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This course analyzes various types of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Through a careful study of primary and secondary sources, the course will discuss the multifaceted forms of resistance staged by the Jewish people who were caught up in the murderous attempts of Nazi perpetrators....

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In 1994, fifty years after the pledge of "Never Again," the Tutsi ethnic minority in Rwanda suffered a genocide that killed an estimated 75-80 percent of their population. In this course, we will explore the factors that led to the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda and how the Rwandan case compare...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester B- March 11 to May 5, 2020

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This course serves as a general introduction to the historiography of Nazi Germany, with emphasis on the interpretation of social and political trends leading to the Nazi seizure of power, their subsequent attempts to create a race-based society and state, and the implications for understanding...

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Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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This class covers the Cambodian Genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979, the historical contexts in which the genocide emerged, and the aftermaths of the genocide. We will study the way colonial and geopolitical conflicts set the stage for mass violence in Cambodia, and the...

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This course will first briefly examine the roots of anti-Jewish teachings in Christianity and then will focus on the Roman Catholic Church and the role of Pope Pius XII in the Holocaust. We will then examine the anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther and their influence on the German Protestant...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester B- March 11 to May 5, 2020

This course will provide students with an introduction to ethical reasoning within the framework of Holocaust studies. We will begin with an orientation to the vocabulary of ethical reasoning in Jewish, Christian and philosophical traditions and then address moral questions that arise in...

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This course covers the period from the Nazi rise to power in Germany in 1933 to the end of World War II. The focus of the course is the Nazi murder of nearly 6 million Jews, but we will also set these events within the larger context of the mass murder of 14 million non-combatants by the Nazis...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B- October 23 – December 17

In this course we will analyze how feature films from European countries and the United States have depicted the Holocaust and other genocides.  The course begins with the establishment of the iconography of the Holocaust in the documentaries about Nazi concentration and death camps.  The core...

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We know a great deal about how the Holocaust happened. There are thousands of studies of its perpetrators, its victims, and its witnesses. Over six decades after the events, we've come to understand that the Holocaust changed our world forever. Certainly in the United States, the Holocaust has...

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