The Role of Muslims and the Holocaust (HGS 728)

This class explores the role that Muslims played during the Holocaust. It explores historical and religious anti-Semitism in the Arab world and the consequences that led to the denial and relativism of the Holocaust. The class explores how Muslims were also rescuers and victims with Jews in Arab countries under Vichy government and how entrenched the colonial forces were in Arab/Muslim lands during World War II. The conclusion of the class points to literature and scholarly works that might bridge an understanding between Jews and Muslims through Holocaust and postcolonial understanding.

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