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HST 190 – The Holocaust

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Study of the background, events, and aftermath of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and Europe under German control. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Cross-listed with: HS 190.

Section Description: This course will confront the background, events, and consequences of the extermination of European Jews during World War II. Students will be introduced to traditions of European racism and anti-Semitism, as well as the cultural, political, diplomatic, and social conditions in Germany and elsewhere that helped to make the Holocaust possible. We will then turn to a study of the rise of National Socialism, its vision for a new Europe, and the role of anti-Semitism in Nazi ideology and practice, culminating in an analysis of both the politics and the machinery of mass murder.

CRN: 13770

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 34/34

Days Time Location
MW 17:05 - 18:20 LAFAYETTE HALL L100

Instructor(s): Alan E. Steinweis

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020