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Course entitled “Aspects of the Holocaust”

Wolf Keiser

The courses at the CHS are led by JU academic staff and collaborators, as well as by visiting professors. One of them was Dr Wolf Kaiser, Director of Education at the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site, who led a 30h course entitled “Aspects of the Holocaust” at the end of May 2008. In his lectures he touched upon the history of the Holocaust (Hitler’s politics, the ghettos, camps, persecutors and victims) as well as issues pertaining to its remembrance and the perception of the Holocaust by various social and national groups (oral history, victims’ memoirs, museums and memorials of the Holocaust).

The course had an interactive character; students were obliged to actively participate in classes, to state their own opinion on the topics discussed, and come prepared after having read the readings they were given. Because the course was popular and very-well received by students, it is now possible to organise regular courses in cooperation with the House of the Wannsee Conference, which itself concentrates on organizing specialised seminars for students, teachers, civil servants and workers in the private sector.