A Transnational History of the Holocaust: Context (HIH3163)

30 credits

Between 1933 and 1945, Jews in eventually more than thirty present-day states across Europe as well as North Africa experienced persecution and mass murder at the hands of Nazi Germany, Axis states, collaborators and neighbours, provoking a range of responses from occupied, neutral and Allied states, civil societies and Jewish communities internationally. While many students will have previously encountered the Holocaust as an aspect of the history of the Third Reich, this module seeks to explore the causes of and responses to the ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’ from a comparative and transnational perspective, exploring the behaviour of perpetrators, victims and bystanders in an era of global upheaval.