Lots of work, only 3 short papers, but lots of reading. Very interesting and enjoyable. Really went into depth with lots of history and literature discussed. Informative lectures.
I want to say how much I especially enjoyed Dr Kenez and his very clear and concise lectures on the historical aspects of the subject matter. Thank you very much. Richard Kilgore
By Richard J M•
If I did not cite when rating this course, THANK YOU to both professors, Coursera, and all involved in making this valuable course available!! Rick
By Laura D G•
Thank you! Wonderful course, marvellous teachers. Everybody should study european history has much as we did during these lectures. I'll miss it.
By Rochelle K•
This was an excellent historical account of the Holocaust. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and personal accounts of this event.
By Gemma W•
I found this course extremely informative. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a detailed history on the Holocaust.
By Jesús M G F•
Great course. I have learn a lot. Thank you a lot to Professors Kenez and Baumgarten and all the staff from Coursera
By wong p m•
A very informative course. I like it very much and learn a lot in the course. Thank you very much !
By Francisco J V P•
Magnífico, muy interesante ver la historia y la repercusión artística del fenómeno del HOLOCAUSTO
By Paras G•
Provided quite an insight into what was actually the scenario during the Holocaust.
By Jill D•
I love the course, love the professors. Great course! Thank you!
By Ioannis Z•
very good professors and very intresting course!
By Ronnie P•
An absolute must for every social human being.
By Maria I R E•
second time I take this course!!!!!!
By Alan A•
It was a wonderful experience.
By Carolyn J M•
I learned a lot in this class.
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By Elisa K R•
I love the classes!
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By Mary A Z•
Overall I enjoyed this course very much. Excellent choice of readings. The irony in this course in that Peter who has a slower paced presentation is very understandable compared to Murray whose presentation is much more dynamic but extremely repetitive. Everything Peter said was clear and logical. I had difficulty with what Murray was trying to say when he interpreted the literature. For example, he talked about how eroticism was related to violence but the only example he gave was a boy trying to impress a girl by fighting. He did not relate how eroticism and violence co-existed with the Nazis. He talked how people react when they are victims of violence but only related it to the boy pulling off the wings of a fly. He did not discuss how the Jewish people related to the violence. Did they take their suffering out on fellow Jews? I found it difficult to understand what he was trying to say. He talked in circles on the first "This Way to the Gas" lecture. He could have cut that lecture to one sentence: "Borowoski was not writing about himself when he wrote in the first person." He never explains why people would get pleasure from reading about the Holocaust. I listened carefully to everyone of his sentences and thought them basically repeating the same idea over and over in a different way. He talks in circles. The best part was when he read from the book. He talked in circles about shoes. Just say shoes were necessary for survival. It's like he's talking off the top of his head without doing any prep work.
By Angela T•
A really interesting course which was packed with information. The focus on the Eastern European Jewry was particularly useful as it is not usually foregrounded on other courses. The session with Dora Sorrell was really fascinating and she is a wonderful speaker.
By Dasa M•
Good historical overview. I especially liked the 'case studies' of the various European countries during the 40s. The literature part included some very good reading and interesting movies. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the topic o
By Lillian L•
This course really helped me to understand more about the Holocaust. I found the professors really engaging and really seemed to know what they were talking about. The peer review assignments were very good. Thank you so much, Coursera!
By Joshua J F•
Fascinating historical, sociological, cultural, and literary journey through the Holocaust and the years preceding and following.