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The Destruction of European Jewry

Instructor: Dr. Josh Zimmerman

Course Description:

This course examines the fate of European Jewry between 1933 and 1945. We shall cover the rise and fall of the democratic Weimar Republic in the 1920s, the Nazi seizure of power, anti-Jewish policy and legislation in Nazi Germany, ghettoization in Nazi Europe, and the conception and implementation of the Final Solution during the Second World War.  Additional topics will include the problem of the Judenrat, Jewish resistance, life in the ghettos and camps, the Jewish Question and public opinion in Nazi-occupied Europe, and the reactions of the Allies, the Church, and world Jewry to the Holocaust.

Classes begin on August 31st. Registration is now open for Fall 2020 courses with generous, limited scholarships available for students -  first come first serve. To inquire more about enrolling in this course, email our Founding Director, Dr. Shay Pilnik at shay.pilnik@yu.edu.

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