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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 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.

By Abhirook B

Jun 14, 2020

Great course for knowledge development


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By Sean O

Jan 12, 2020

Excellent! What more is there to say?

By Nicolas v b d s

Aug 29, 2019

Onde consigo emitir meu certificado

By Alisa Z

Jun 3, 2017

Really enjoyed this new information


Dec 24, 2020

Very informative job, well done!!!

By Karen B

Nov 12, 2020

Very interesting and informative.

By Victoria D

Apr 14, 2020

very informative i highly recomend

By Rob J

Jan 26, 2020

Great info and good presentation.

By Emilys K

Nov 6, 2019

Excelente. Me encantó este curso.

By Thảo P

Jun 8, 2016

Excellent! Very detailed insights

By Liam h

Apr 27, 2019

really intresting and importanat

By Anwita D

Jan 14, 2018

Excellent course, very detailed!

By Chad A J H

Mar 7, 2021

Very well presented and taught.

By Shagaret

Apr 13, 2016

very interesting and well lead.


Jul 25, 2020

Very engaging and informative!

By María J M C

Jul 3, 2020

Excelent course. Very complete

By Constance

Apr 28, 2018

not bad for Holocaust learners

By Mohit K

Feb 8, 2020

It was an exceptional course.

By Dean

Nov 29, 2019

best course and good teacher

By Leslie C

Nov 1, 2016

Deeply moving and important.

By Citlalli E C B

Jul 9, 2020

Such a grateful experience