POLS-Y 352 THE HOLOCAUST AND POLITICS (3 CR.)
Examination of the socio-economic conditions and political ideologies leading up to the Holocaust, and the political, administrative, and social context for the genocide from the vantage of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. Focus on the individual, national, and international responses to and responsibilities for the Holocaust. Consideration of the Holocaust's legacies for the post-war world.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Cultr
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
- COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit
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The Holocaust and Politics The course examines Nazi Germany's attempt to exterminate the Jews of Europe and other "undesirable" populations during WWII. We consider first the ideological arguments and political actions leading to the Final Solution. Second, we examine the responses to the annihilation by perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, and consider issues of responsibility and the legacy of the Holocaust. The content presents us with an emotional, painful experience that must be harnessed for understanding. To that end, we will use a variety of sources, academic studies and survivors' testimonies, documentary and fictional accounts, films, and poems. Class requirements include exams, in-class quizzes, and assignments that go beyond the typical to personalize the tragedy.