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Commemorating the Holocaust with a new, two-part course from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem

To mark International Holocaust Memorial Day today, we’re welcoming our newest partner, Tel Aviv University, and announcing “The Holocaust: an Introduction.” This two-part, free online course has been produced jointly with Yad Vashem – the world centre for the documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

Tel Aviv University

“The Holocaust: an Introduction” will track the history of the Holocaust – from the emergence of Nazi ideology, through Jewish ghettos and the infamous concentration camps, finally touching on the massive memorial projects undertaken by nations around the world.

The two-part course has been designed to help you explore the diverse range of opinions, research methods and world views, which inform the recorded history of the Holocaust. It will pose questions such as:

  • What factors led to the creation of a totalitarian regime in Germany?
  • What cultural perceptions and ideological traits led to the conception of the Final Solution?
  • What effect did the chaotic day-to-day reality of the concentration camps have on the human mind and spirit?
  • How will the Holocaust be remembered after the passing of the last survivor?

Each part of the course lasts three weeks, with Part 1 starting 20 April and Part 2 starting 11 May. You can join them both now.

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