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Memory of the Holocaust

Course 2012-2013

Admission requirements

Students must pass an entry exam, see Reading list below. Required reading will be announced later.

Description

No single historical event has left a deeper impression on the western world than the Holocaust. It has become an inescapable moral and polical benchmark. That was not always the case. Until the early sixties the Holocaust was almost absent in the memory of World War II. Nowadays it dominates, almost replaces this memory. In this course we will pose, and hopefully answer the question how and why this came about. Our research will focus on the Dutch case; the literature, mainly on Germany and the US, will provide an international perspective.

Course objectives

Understanding the relevant historiographical debate, developing research abilities and writing an presentation skills.

Timetable

See here

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

Paper, presentation.

Blackboard

No

Reading list

Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American life (Boston 1999) also known as The Holocaust and collective memory (Londen 2000). The class will begin with an entrance examination on this book.

Registration

See here

Contact information

E-mail: Dr. B.E. van der Boom