HIST214 - RE-READING THE HOLOCAUST

Description: 
This course explores how the Holocaust has been constructed as an historical event. Beginning in the mid-1940s, with the first attempts to narrate what had transpired during the Nazi era, this seminar traces the ways that the Holocaust became codified as a distinct episode in history. Taking a chronological approach, the course follows the evolution of historical and popular ideas about the Holocaust and considers the different perspectives presented by a variety of sources. We will examine documentary films, memoirs, survivor testimonies, as well as other scholarly and popular representations of the Holocaust. Students will be introduced to unfamiliar sources and also asked to reconsider some well-known Holocaust documents and institutions.
Instructors: 
WENGER, BETH
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 315A

Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • JWST214401
Syllabus: 
Registration Notes: 
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS