Universität Wien FIND

060023 VO Pogrom - An (Un)intellectual History of Genocides against Jews (2018W)

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Language: German

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Wednesday 17.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 24.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 31.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 07.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 14.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 28.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 05.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 12.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 09.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 16.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 23.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 30.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Since antiquity, Jews were and are victism of persecution and violence. Today, more than seventy years after the Shoah, antisemitic violence has become frighteningly commonplace. Genocide, expulision and other forms of physical violence against Jews are but a part of the their history of persecution. They are complemented by legislative, institutional, economic, cultural, and religious forms of persecution. This lecture class does not simply want to reiterate the persecution history of Judaism but will ask what motivated and motivates antisemitic persecutions and which objectives were pursued by their means. Examples for persecutions that I will adress in my lecture class include the Shoah, the Spanish inquisition, synagogue- and Talmud-burnings, discrediting the Jewish cultural memory, and Israel boycotts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral or written exam

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Examination topics

Reading list

Walter Laqueur, The Changing Face of Antisemitism: From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
Albert S. Lindemann und Richard S. Levy, eds., Antisemitism: A History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
Leon Poliakov, The History of Antisemitism (4 Bd., Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)
Robert Wistrich, A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad.R (New York: Random House, 2010)

Association in the course directory

BA: U1-401/ U1-402
MA: U2-401/ U2-402

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