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Propaganda, oppression, and assault evolved over time in Germany but, once perfected, was quickly enacted in countries subsequently conquered by the Nazis. Each country and its population, however, had different responses and interactions with Nazi rule depending on a range of factors.  This...

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Semester: Cohort II: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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Gender and genocide is an area of study critical to a more nuanced understanding of the different motivations and genocidal tools of perpetrators and the wide ranging experiences of victims. Specifically emphasized is the examination of the roles of women as victims, witnesses, survivors, and...

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

Over the course of the semester we will investigate the genocide of...

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

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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

The purpose of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was to prevent the recurrence of genocide after the Holocaust. Since the Convention's entry into force in 1951, genocide has occurred over and over again. This course surveys the...

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Semester: Cohort I: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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The Holocaust raised profound challenges to conventional religious views of reality. This course will offer an opportunity to investigate some of the representative Jewish and Christian philosophical and theological responses to the impact of the Holocaust.

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

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

This class examines the religious and political roles of Muslims during the Holocaust.  We will analyze how and why Muslims were implicated in the Holocaust, the condition of the Arab world under colonialism and Muslim stories of Jewish rescue.  We will look at the geographic areas of Palestine...

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

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

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