JST2702 - A History of the Holocaust and Contemporary Anti-Semitism (AA)
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
The following course will explore the history of the Holocaust and contemporary anti-Semitism, both globally and domestically. Students will explore the Weimar Republic and Hitler's precipitous and dramatic rise to and consolidation of power from the end of the First World War. Students will closely examine and comprehend all of the factors and forces that transformed Germany into a murderous Nazi state. Beyond this, students will critically examine the evolution of the Holocaust from anti-Jewish policies in Nazi Germany to the establishment of concentration camps and ghettos, the conceptualization and implementation of the Final Solution in Europe, and to forms of Jewish resistance and liberation.