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About the Course

The Holocaust was an inconceivable historical event, which forever robbed Western culture of its innocence. As civilized human beings, we fail to understand how events of such horror could have taken place, and how an idea so inhumanly warped could have spread like wildfire through an entire continent, instigating the systematic annihilation of millions of Jews. This free online course was produced jointly by Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The course tracks the history of the Holocaust and has two parts. "The Holocaust - An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews and the World" is the first of the two courses and covers the following themes in its three weeks: Week 1: From Hatred to Core Ideology We will try to delve into Nazi ideology and the special place of Jews and Judaism in it. We will also discuss how the National Socialist Party converted the German Democracy of the Weimar Republic into a totalitarian regime within a short period of time, and its meaning for Jews and non-Jewish citizens. Week 2: The World and the Jews in World War II We will try to examine the broader contexts of the Holocaust and to place it, as part of World War 2. In this meeting we will also refer to the vital Jewish world to be found under various Nazi occupations and influences. Week 3: The Isolation Abyss - the Perspective of the Individual We will try to reveal different aspects of Jewish life in the face of the badge of shame, ghettos and segregation, as well as the formation of individual, societies’ and leader’s reactions in the face of a consistent policy of dispossession and discrimination. Once you’ve completed this course, you can continue your learning with The Holocaust - An Introduction (II): The Final Solution (https://www.coursera.org/learn/holocaust-introduction-2/home/welcome) This online course is offered in an innovative, multi-level format, comprising: * Comprehensive lectures by leading researchers from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem. * A wealth of voices and viewpoints presented by guest lecturers. * Numerous documents, photos, testimonies and works of art from the time of the Holocaust. * Novel learning experience: Crowd sourcing – involving the learners themselves in the act of collecting and shaping information, via unique, exciting online assignments. REQUIREMENTS: This course is designed for anyone with an interest in the Holocaust, including students, teachers, academics and policy-makers....

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D
Mar 27, 2016

A fascinating personal account of the atrocity while the world watched! This class is for everyone there is so much more to learn, thank you for everything you went out of you way to help, God Bless

DA
Jul 21, 2019

It is an eye-opening and humbling course. I appreciate how the content was presented through an engaging narrative. It led me to think more deeply about the Holocaust and humanity, for that matter.

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By Argelia S D R S

Jun 1, 2017

me hubiera gustado que estuviera traducido al español

By Małgorzata J

Dec 9, 2017

Very interesting course. I highly recommend it.

By Thiago A

Nov 6, 2018

Faltou uma legendas em outros idiomas.

By Bhawya D

Jan 6, 2021

nice make some more payment for india

By shivanijoshi 2

May 7, 2021

Insightfully and easy to understand

By Mitali S

Jun 2, 2019

Very good , definitely recommended

By Wong P Y

Nov 6, 2018

Passionate professor and lecturer.

By Stephen T

Jul 14, 2021

I​nformative course.

By David W

Jan 21, 2017

Impressive study....

By Linde

Feb 3, 2016

Very interesting!

By Laramie M

Apr 10, 2017

Great course

By Hunter D P

Feb 13, 2016

This is an amazing, interesting course! I never thought that learning about Hitler and the origins of the Holocaust would become an interest, but it's really great! And the teacher/professor explains it so well!

By Ms. S C

May 24, 2017

It could have been more informative than it was lot of this i already learned in a class i took in highschool

By Michelle M

Dec 31, 2018

Fairly good course, but lacked in style, approach and content. Did not meet my expectations.

By Deleted A

Jan 21, 2021

This is way too hard to un-enroll from, made it easier you toaster oven