Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
HST 348 The Holocaust in European History
4 hours; 4 credits
A history and historiography of the Holocaust, covering both Western and Eastern Europe from 1933 to 1945. The course will provide an analytical investigation of the role of anti-Semitism in the Holocaust, the rise of radical right-wing movements in Europe, the development of Nazi policy and racial science, the role of collaborator regimes, the role of non-state actors, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses. Consideration of debates concerning the causes and interpretations of genocide in modern Europe will be offered. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a modern European history course.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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