Universität Wien FIND

090101 VO The Holocaust of Balkan Jewry: persecution, genocide, survival (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 12.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Wednesday 24.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 25.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 15.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 16.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 29.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 30.11. 14:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 10.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 11.01. 14:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 24.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will examine the Holocaust of the Jews of the Balkans by Nazi Germany and its accomplices. Through the critical analysis of military planning documents, official accounts, survivor narratives, laws and related literary texts, this course will provide an overview of the key themes and events of Balkan Holocaust history, situating this history within the wider framework of the Nazi attempt at the complete extermination of European Jewry. The course will begin with an exploration of the political and religious situation of Balkan Jews on the eve of the Second World War. It will subsequently explore, as separate case studies, the implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and the former Yugoslavia. Particular attention will be paid to the questions of antisemitic persecution, Jewish resistance and the collaboration of local Balkan elites and populations in the expropriation, deportation and murder of Jews. It will close with a reflection on the social and cultural legacies of these events.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination based on the course lectures at the end of the Semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Esther Benbassa, Aron Rodrigue (eds), Sephardi Jewry, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2000.
Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2003 3rd Edition.

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