History of the Holocaust

History 178

Spring 2014
141 McCone
Day & Time: 
TuTh 930-11A

This course will survey the historical events and intellectual developments leading up to and surrounding the destruction of European Jewry during World War II.  By reading a mixture of primary and secondary sources we will examine the Shoah (the Hebrew word for the Holocaust) against the backdrop of modern Jewish and modern German history.  The course is divided into two main parts: (1) the historical background up to 1933; and (2) the destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945.

Course Books

Holocaust by Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt Norton. ISBN: 3: 978-0393325249 Required
The Holocaust by Niewyk, Donald Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN: 13: 978-0547189468 Required
The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak by Adelson, Alan Oxford. ISBN: 13: 978-0195122855 Required
Survival in Auschwitz by Levi, Primo CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN: ISBN:13: 978-1479125777 Required