The Holocaust

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
387
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course explores the causes and consequences of what was arguably the most horrific event in all of history. Topics include both the long-term origins of the Holocaust in European racism and anti-Semitism and the more immediate origins in the dynamics of the Nazi state and the war against the Soviet Union. Particular attention will be given to the debates and controversies, including the motivations of German and non-German perpetrators, bystanders, and collaborations, the place of the Jew and non-Jews in Holocaust historiography, the continuities of racism and genocide and their comparability, and the consequences of the Holocaust for memory and world politics. (Gen.Ed. HS, DG)
Comments: 
Open to Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores only.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
15291,22865
Schedule #: 
15582

Course Sections

The Holocaust
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Andrew Donson adonson@umass.edu M W 2:30PM 3:20PM Herter Hall room 227