HIST 262: History of the Holocaust: Destruction of the European Jews

Currently Offered:
2nd Summer Session 2019 (5½ weeks: June 24–July 30)
Spring Semester 2019 (January 9 - May 7)

By the nature of this course, we will have to investigate examples of the most horrifying and depraved human behavior, as well as examples of courage and selflessness. In the course of twelve lessons, we will confront various facets of this event, which has come to play a crucial role not only in current American culture and politics but also internationally.

This upper-level course examines the origins and implementation of the Nazi genocide during World War II, as well as reactions of and realities for European Jews. We will explore the actions and motivations of a variety of individuals (perpetrators, victims, and bystanders) in various European countries. The course also relates the Holocaust to the Nazis’ genocide of other ethnic and social groups as well as acts of genocide outside of Europe, locating these events in twentieth-century world history.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Robin Buller
  • Department: History
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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