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New Study Abroad Opportunity Supported by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies in Spring 2017:
Beginning in the spring term of 2017, ASU will offer the new course JHP/HIS 3154: "The Holocaust: Interpretation, Memory, and Representation." This upper-level course evolves around an extended spring-break research excursion to memorials and research centers. Participants will meet with survivors, rescuers, historians, and archivists. In Spring 2017, course participants will travel to Germany and Poland, including to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site. The trip is financially supported by the Center and fellowships from the Miriam and Abe Brenner Foundation in cooperation with the Greensboro Jewish Federation, the Rosenblatt Family Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service.
The class examines the origins and execution of the Nazi genocide during the Second World War, as well as realities for and responses of European Jews. It also explores key issues in the memorialization and representation of the Holocaust in postwar Germany, the United States, and Israel. Participants will work on research projects that are based on their archival work in Germany and Poland. They will give presentations on their work abroad and at home and have opportunities to publish their successful research.