Course Level: College Preparatory

Credits: 2.5

Suggested Grade Level: 9 – 12

Prerequisite: None

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The History of the Holocaust and Genocide course is an in-depth study of the Holocaust and other modern genocidal events in the 20th century. The Holocaust was an event that impacted all aspects of life, including culture, society, politics, ethics, science, and religion. Students will study the causes, course, and consequences of the Holocaust, examining the history from a variety of perspectives (perpetrators, victims, bystanders, witnesses, resisters and rescuers), and will be asked to consider the moral/ethical choices made by members of each group. While studying the history of Nazi Germany's attempt to annihilate Europe's Jewish communities and the associated murder of Europe's non-Jewish "undesirables," this course will also examine the present worldwide genocides, with the idea that learning from the past may serve as a basis of hope for preventing genocide in the future. Lessons will combine historical background with an interdisciplinary exploration through film, literature, documentaries, testimonies, and propaganda. This course will culminate with a trip to Central Europe, where students will see first-hand some of the most devastating, powerful, and moving Holocaust remembrance sites in the world. Students must be enrolled in the course or have completed the course to be eligible for this trip.

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