10234 The Holocaust: Days of Reckoning 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Modern History of the Jewish People

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Jews in an Era of Transition

Authors: Dan Michman, Yechiam Weitz, Gideon Greif, Judith Baumel

The course describes the Holocaust of European Jewry and its historical background. The materials include a wide range of documents and literature as well as recorded testimonies and films shown at tutorial sessions.

Topics: The Holocaust an open discussion; From hatred of Jews to anti-Semitism; The rise of Nazism; European Jewry before the Nazi takeover; The anti-Jewish policy of the Nazis, 1933-1939; German Jewry under National-Socialist rule, 1933-1939; Murder of the Jews conception, implementation and stages; A comparative view of persecution of the Jews diversity and uniformity; Jewish life under Nazi rule three examples; Jewish leadership; Jewish resistance; At the end of the Holocaust.


1A 4-credit version of this course is offered in Russian (42102). Its description is available on the Russian-language website of the Open University (http://www-r.openu.ac.il/).

There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.