Undergraduate Catalog 2012–2013

POLT 23000 The Holocaust

This course surveys the Holocaust. Topics covered include the origins and development of anti-Semitism; the rise of Nazism; the response of European Jews to persecution before and during World War II; the evolution of Nazi policy from repression to genocide; the plight of refugees; the place of the Holocaust in the Nazi plan to create a new racial order in Europe; and the roles of bystanders and rescuers. Prerequisite: One course in the social sciences or humanities. 3 credits. (Y, F)



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