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The Holodomor (famine/genocide) in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was a result of the collectivization policy of the Soviet government and took about four million lives. The Holodomor had a profound impact on the entire population of Ukraine. The course will analyze the reasons, mechanisms and...

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The Holodomor (famine/genocide) in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was a result of the collectivization policy of the Soviet government and took about four million lives. The Holodomor had a profound impact on the entire population of Ukraine. The course will analyze the reasons, mechanisms and...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 A- August 21- October 15

Diplomats like Sousa Mendes and Sugihara, doctors, nurses, social workers, farmers, and others risked their lives to save Jews during the Shoah. Why did seemingly ordinary people risk their lives and often the lives of their families to help Jews who frequently were total strangers-while others...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester A- January 8 to March 3, 2020

This course discusses the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest Nazi ghetto in occupied Europe, and some of the earliest attempts to record its history. In studying this Jewish population, segregated by force in the capital of occupied Poland, the course will address several key issues concerning the terms...

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During the Holocaust, assistance from gentiles often meant the difference between life and death for Jews in occupied Europe. Those who provided aid to Jews risked the possibility of imprisonment or even death. So what motivated gentiles to take such risks and rescue their Jewish neighbors and...

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The evolution of the fields of Holocaust and Trauma Studies has been striking over the past 60 years. We will present the current knowledge with expanded insights informed by our own research. The foundation for the course will draw upon the interview-based qualitative research of the...

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Genocide owes much of its perceived legitimacy to professionals who provide seemingly "reasonable" ideological, intellectual, scientific, religious, economic, and legal justifications for the destruction of a specific group. The Nazis' use of eugenics as applied "science" is a prime example of...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 r A- August 21 – October 15

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This course will seek to offer students the opportunity to explore the role of gender in Holocaust Studies. Specifically, we will focus on two distinct but related questions. First, is it possible to study a uniquely female experience during the Holocaust? Second, if so, how does that knowledge...

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