开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: Unknown
This course focuses on the destruction of Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany, but the true scope of the course is much broader; exploring also the shifting historical conditions from which the Holocaust emerged. Students will explore memoirs, historical documents, poetry, documentary footage, filmic representations, novels, and other media that help to illustrate the multiplicity and variety of human experience during this important historical episode.
By the end of the course, you will have an expanded knowledge and understanding of Eastern and Western Jewish communities, the origins and development of antisemitism, the formation and operation of concentration camps, the resistance movements, and the Holocaust as a problem for world-history. Additionally, you will have engaged with the problematics of representation, memory, "the memorial", and witnessing.
This course is supported by the Neufeld-Levin Chair in Holocaust studies.
Week 1 - Emancipation, Acculturation, and Assimilation
Tec, Nehama. Dry Tears.
Bauer. Chapter One "Who are the Jews?"
Dan Pagis, some poems will be provided
Image Before My Eyes
Week 2 - Shtetl Life and the Pale of Settlement
Sholem Aleichem's "On Account of a Hat"
Bauer. Chapter Two
Everything Is Illuminated
Week 3 - Narrating Modern Jewish Success and Nazi Antisemitism
Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz (part 1)
Bauer. Chapters 6&7
Week 4 - Witnessing and Postmemory
Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz (part 2)
Bauer. Chapters 8&9
Night & Fog
Week 5 - Nazi Racial Laws/Demolition of the Jews
Wiesel, Elie. Night
Week 6 - Nazi Germany and the Totalitarian State
Paul Celan's poem "Death Fugue"
Assorted Holocaust poems
Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men.
Bauer. Chapter 11
Divided We Fall
Week 7 - Ghettos/Resistance
Arieti, Silvano. The Parnas
Bauer. Chapter 12
Partisans of Vilna
Week 8 - Establishing Extermination Centers
Borowski, Tadeusz. The Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen
Bauer. Chapter 13
The Wannsee Conference
Week 9 - The Hungarian Experience of the Holocaust
Kertész, Imre. Fatelessness
Kertész, Imre. "Who Owns Auschwitz?"
Bauer. Chapter 14
Week 10 - Deportations & The Legacy of the Holocaust
Fink, Ida. A Scrap of Time
The Shop on Main Street
This course traces the destruction of the Jews and Jewish life in Europe by Nazi Germany, drawing on major works of history, literature, and film. The lectures outline the work of the Nazis as well as Jewish responses.