Izborni kolegij na Diplomskom studiju judaistike (zimski semestri)
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the history and causes of the Shoah: historical perspectives on the Jewish life before and during the Shoah, the Shoah in European and Israeli memory, and teaching the Shoah in the 21st Century. This is a course that is elective to both Judaic studies and History students and it equips students with knowledge and skills to approach the study of the Shoah, particularly from a historian’s perspective.
Upon successfully completing the course, the student will be:
- Acquainted with the complexities of Jewish identities from the period of the Jewish Enlightenment and Emancipation to the Nazi era.
- Acquainted with Jewish community in Croatia between two World Wars.
- Able to understand how did modern Antisemitism and Nazi ideology develop.
- Acquainted with the period of the Shoah in wider context, in Muslim countries, but also in the territory of the ISC.
- Able to explain the similarities and difference between the Shoah and later Genocides.
- Acquainted with the Shoah in European and Israeli memory with the special emphasis on the Commemoration and Memory in Post-Communist Countries.
- Acquainted with Teaching the Shoah/Holocaust in the 21st Century and able to explain why should we teach the Shoah and how can we teach in an Interdisciplinary approach.
- MA level
- Winter semester on both years of MA studies
- 6 ECTS
Week 1: Introduction to the course
Week 1: Course description, overview of bibliography and introduction to methodology on “What Do We Know about the Shoah/Holocaust?”
Weeks 2 – 8: Historical Perspectives on the Jewish Life Before and During the Shoah/Holocaust
Week 2: Emancipation, Assimilation and Jewish Identity from the Enlightenment to the Nazi Era
Week 3: The Structure of the Jewish Community during Habsburg and Yugoslav periods in Croatian territory and in the wider geopolitical context
Week 4: From Modern Antisemitism to Nazi Ideology
Week 5: From the Rise of the Nazi Party in Germany to the “Operation Barbarossa”
Week 6: The Shoah in the NDH
Week 7: The Place of Jasenovac and the System of the Croatian USTASHA in the History of the Shoah/Holocaust / Alternative: The Importance of the Ustasha Case-Study in the Comparative History of the Shoah
Week 8: The Shoah/Holocaust and Genocide in the 21st Century
Weeks 9 – 12 The Shoah/Holocaust in European and Israeli Memory
Week 9: The Shoah/Holocaust as Memory Forming Event – Concepts of Collective Memory
Week 10: The Shoah/Holocaust in Eastern European Cinema – Concepts of Visual Memory
Week 11: Commemoration and Memory in Post-Communist Countries – Concepts about Nationalisation of Memory
Week 12: The Role of the Eye-Witness and the Eichmann Trial in the Memory of the Israeli Society – Concepts of Communicating Memory
Weeks 13 – 15 Teaching the Shoah/Holocaust in the 21st Century
Week 13: Text and Context: Why Should We Teach the Shoah/Holocaust?
Week 14: How Can We Teach in an Interdisciplinary Approach?
Week 15: How Can We Teach in an Interdisciplinary Approach?