Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part II: The Holocaust Begins
Osher (50+). In this course, we complete our broad overview of The Holocaust.
About this course:As the most extensively documented genocide in history--and the most intensively investigated, interrogated and debated--the Holocaust in Europe (1933-1945) has much to teach us about hatred, demagoguery, impersonal violence, state-sponsored murder on an industrial scale, and ourselves. In this second course of the series, we complete our broad overview of the Holocaust. We trace the tangled path that led from exclusionary Nazi Antisemitism to Einsatzgruppen murder squads and, inevitably, gas chambers. We investigate the ghettoization of the Jews of Eastern Europe, the radical and far-reaching decisions at the Wannsee Conference, and the establishment of the five concentration camps. We also study the creation and operation of Auschwitz and conclude with an interrogation of the Nuremberg trials. Although this course takes place in a classroom, the instructor will teach remotely via video conferencing. The interaction between the instructor and his students take places via a camera and microphone.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $34 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.