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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 ( 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....

Top reviews

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

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 Vania A B V

Jun 20, 2021

F​ue un curso excelente que me hizo pensar y reflexionar mucho.

By Rishabh J

Apr 22, 2019

This is an excellent course with good content and structure.


Jul 19, 2020

Amazing Course It gives us a brief introduction to history.

By José R C

Sep 19, 2020

Me gustó el curso. Aprendí bastante y fue muy práctico.

By Jordan H

Jan 10, 2018

Very good and the professor knew her topic very well.

By John K

Oct 24, 2020

Very informative. Excellent presentations/lectures.

By Eileen F

Jun 20, 2020

Well rounded introduction. Looking forward to part 2

By Lana Y

Dec 13, 2016

Wonderful course, very informative and interesting.

By Dee F

Jun 22, 2016

excellent course very thought provoking thank you

By Ken T

Jul 11, 2020

Exception overview, great presentation. Loved it!

By Barbara S

Jul 3, 2020

Very informative course—would highly recommend!!!

By Tanya S

Jan 16, 2021

Totally worth it... it’s so detailed .. loved it

By Caroline P

Jun 2, 2017

I love this class and cant wait to begin part 2

By Manav N K

Apr 12, 2020

Good Stuff, very well articulately explained!

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By Ketut A S

Mar 10, 2021

Well structured information of the Holocaust

By Anna N

May 28, 2017

I don't regret taking this course. Shalom.

By David G

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent professor , interesting course.

By Shubham M A

May 28, 2020

Gave knowledge about history. Good course

By Francisco J V P

May 11, 2020

Magnífica visión histórica del HOLOCAUSTO

By Jason W

Jul 15, 2021

Wonderful class with lots of information

By mansi g

Jul 1, 2018

thanks it is very easy to get high marks

By D L Z

Mar 23, 2018

Excellent course and really well taught.

By Leonardo D

Feb 24, 2021

Fantástico curso, recomendado! Gracias.

By Maria J O

Jan 9, 2021

Curso muito bom, amei todo o conteúdo.