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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. This course is the second of the two courses and covers three themes in its three weeks: Week 1: The Final Solution We’ll look at the cultural and mental processes that paved the way to the comprehensive and systematic mass murder of Jews in Europe – that is, the Final Solution. As part of this hard lesson we will discuss the various characteristics of the murder sites and death camps, and reveal selected aspects of the horror that occurred in them. Week 2: Jewish and Non-Jewish Responses to the Holocaust We will try to explore questions regarding knowledge about the application of the Final Solution, as well as a variety of responses and annihilation of victims, local populations and perpetrators. Week 3: The End of the War We will dedicate this lesson to the events that occurred in the last years of the Holocaust, as well as questions of memory, commemoration and future research. We strongly recommend that you register for "The Holocaust - An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews and the World" as well (https://www.coursera.org/learn/holocaust-introduction-1/home/welcome). Taking both parts of the course would enable you to obtain a fuller and more comprehensive knowledge about The Holocaust. 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: Crowdsourcing – involving the learners themselves in the act of collecting and shaping information, via unique, exciting online assignments....

Top reviews

EM
Apr 5, 2016

Thank you for bringing such an extremely difficult subject to us in a knowledgeable and dignified way. I learned so much about a time in history that I did not really understand.

BG
Apr 9, 2020

A great course that helps one understand the enormity of a period in time when insanity reigned and barbarism ruled. Great lectures and ancillary readings and pictures and videos

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By Judith B

May 26, 2017

Excellent course. It should be required in order to graduate from any college.

By María F n M

Aug 1, 2020

FUE UN EXCELENTE CURSO ME AYUDO A CONECTARME CON LA HISTORIA DE LA HUMANIDAD

By tahnna

Feb 9, 2016

Very complete and objective course, in a very difficult and painful matter

By Tammy S

Dec 20, 2020

Very educational, detailed course. I've learned a great deal.

By Ganesh R G S

Feb 26, 2021

Thanks for all your efforts in making this course possible.

By KOUSTAV C

Jun 9, 2020

Had a great experience of this as well as of part 1 course.

By Tuncer K

Oct 12, 2020

A great way to learn Holocoust from the jews perspective.

By Mary L

Aug 13, 2020

Excellent. Great presenters and logical and well done

By K. C

Jun 23, 2020

Fantastic overview and worth the time to complete.

By Carlos S F

Jul 9, 2020

Magnifica Introducción al tema del Holocausto.

By Shauna H

May 26, 2020

An excellent course. I would highly recommend!

By Anna G

Oct 30, 2016

I found it really interesting and super fun :)

By Ric E

Jun 12, 2016

Terrific summary analysis of the Holocaust.

By Abigail M

Nov 16, 2016

This is the best course I've ever taken!!

By Simon E C

May 20, 2020

Superb course with brilliant lecturers

By mansi g

Jul 1, 2018

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By Vinayak J

Mar 9, 2020

Excellent course! Great educators.

By Brenda L

Apr 6, 2021

Excellent. Exceeded expectations.

By Mary B

Jul 25, 2020

Thank You for a wonderful course.

By Nick F

Aug 31, 2017

enjoyed it very much. Thank you !

By Andrea

Oct 26, 2016

great class and i learned so much

By Simone Z

May 8, 2018

Excellent! Incredibly enriching.

By Alessandro R C

Mar 15, 2018

Exceeded my expectations!

By Shira K

May 21, 2017

Amazing course. A MUST.

By John D

Feb 9, 2016

Excellent introduction.