HIST 2285: America and the Holocaust
Lecture - 4 credits
- Examines the American response to the Holocaust, in terms of both contemporaneous knowledge and actions and the lasting impact on policy and culture.
- Starts with early twentieth-century events, such as the Armenian genocide, that shaped later attitudes.
- Explores the prewar period, particularly U.
- S. immigration and isolationist policies.
- Assesses Americans' knowledge of European events as the extermination campaign unfolded and fights ensued over rescue possibilities.
- Examines changing depictions of the Holocaust that emerged in the postwar period as a result of critical events such as the Eichmann trial and popular television and film portrayals.
- Finally, considers how perceptions of the Holocaust have shaped subsequent U.
- S. responses to genocide.
- HIST 2285, JRNL 2285, and JWSS 2285 are cross-listed.
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