HOLOCAUST HISTORY AND MEMORY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31328
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
The holocaust - that is, the genocide of six million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II - was a critical event of the early twentieth-century that continues to resonate today. Our historical survey will look at the holocaust primarily through the experiences of its Jewish victims, though we will discuss some of the other groups, such as the roma, disabled people, and gay men, who were also targeted and systematically murdered by the Nazis. Additionally, we will think about the perpetrators of the holocaust and the ideologies that led to the genocide, such as racism, nationalism, and antisemitism. Finally, we will move beyond the history of the holocaust to think about the ways that this event has been remembered and reconstructed by survivors, nations, institutions, museums, the arts, popular culture and the media. Looking at how institutions here in Pittsburgh commemorate the holocaust will offer us local, concrete examples of how people continue to grapple with this history.
Class Attributes
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Historical Analysis General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Global Studies
Russian & East European Studies
West European Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Rachel Kranson
Meets
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
G8 Cathedral of Learning
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
39
Seats Open
1
Combined Section Capacity
40
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
30
Combined Section
HOLOCAUST HISTORY & MEMORY
RELGST 1252 - 1000 (31254)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 14
Wait List Total: 0
HOLOCAUST HISTORY & MEMORY
HIST 1769 - 1000 (31327)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 15
Wait List Total: 0
HOLOCAUST HISTORY & MEMORY
JS 1252 - 1000 (31328)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 10
Wait List Total: 1