Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand

Course Description:

“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.” Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, wrote these words about his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp. History of the Holocaust will take you through the harrowing details of anti-Semitism, the power of the Nazi party, the persecution of European Jews and other groups, and the tremendous aftermath for everyone involved in World War II. You’ll explore the causes of the Holocaust, the experiences of Jews and other individuals during this time, and what has been done to combat genocide since WWII. “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness..

Topics & Concepts:
  • Unit 1: The Rise of Anti-Semitism
  • Unit 2: Preparing for the “Final Solution”: The Ghettos and the Invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Unit 3: Arbeit Macht Frei: Confinement in the Camps
  • Unit 4: The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
  • Unit 5: Life and Death: The Extermination Camps
  • Unit 6: Liberation and Recovery
  • Unit 7: The Forgotten: Non-Jewish Victims and the Holocaust
  • Unit 8: The Nuremberg Trials
  • Unit 9: Coping in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
  • Unit 10: The Genocide Convention, War Crimes, and Modern Genocides


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