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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007

MES 325 • INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLOCAUST

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43155 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAR 1
GELBER, Y

Course Description

Definition and periodization; old and modern anti-semitism; the Nazis' seizure of power and the crisis of emancipation; the development of Nazi policies from the boycott to extermination; the role of Germany's Sattelites and collaborators; Jewish responses - the Judenrats and the youth movements; the Allies' policies on rescue; the Holocaust's statistics; the liberation of the camps and the Surviving Remnant. Was the Holocaust unique?

Grading Policy

Attendance & participation 20%; reading 20%; final exam 60%

Texts

Bauer, Yehuda - The History of the Holocaust Hillberg, Raul - The Destruction of the European Jews Gutman, Israel et. al. - Documents on the Holocaust Bauer, Yehuda - Rethinking the Holocaust

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