The course is divided into two parts that trace the history of the Holocaust. The first of two courses is "The Holocaust - An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews, and the World."
This online course is presented in an innovative, multi-level format, which includes :
- Comprehensive lectures by leading Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem researchers.
- A diverse range of voices and perspectives are presented by guest lecturers.
- There are numerous documents, photos, testimonies, and works of art from the Holocaust.
- A novel learning experience: crowd sourcing, which involves learners in the act of gathering and shaping information through unique, exciting online assignments.
1. From Hatred to Core Ideology; From Democracy to a Totalitarian State; Nazi Germany and the Jews
- Course trailer
- Introduction: why the Holocaust, why history, why this course?
- Why the Jews? Traditional anti-Semitism as a central background
- The uniqueness of Nazi anti-Semitism and its place in the NS ideology
- 1933: Gleichschaltung
- 1933-1939: Life in Nazi Germany
- 1933-1939: Jewish life in Nazi Germany
- 1938 - A Major Turning Point
2. The World and the Jews in World War II
- Nazi military occupations and varying occupation policies
- From the Historian's Desk - Visual Documentation
- Focus on Poland
- Focus on France and Paris
- A World at War and world Jewry
- Europe and its Jews between the two world wars
3. The Abyss of Isolation - the perspective of the individual
- The Jewish Perspective and the Badge of Shame
- The Warsaw Ghetto
- Isolation with no Walls
- Future Expectations and Rumors
- The Holocaust - an introduction - Partial conclusions