The Holocaust

History 178

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
141 McCone
Day & Time: 
TuTh 2-3:30
Class Number: 
25006
Units: 
4

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 three main parts: (1) the historical background up to 1933; (2) the persecution of the Jews and the beginnings of mass murder, 1933-1941; and (3) the industrialized murder of the Jews, 1942-1945.