Universität Wien FIND

090111 UE Writing the history of the Holocaust in the Balkans (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 12.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Saturday 13.10. 11:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Thursday 25.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 16.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Saturday 17.11. 11:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 30.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Saturday 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 11.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Saturday 12.01. 11:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Friday 25.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05
Saturday 26.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 L3-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Following the end of the Second World War and their Liberation, Jews across Europe began to collect wartime documents and establish historical commissions and projects for the purpose of researching the attempt, by National-Socialist Germany and its allies, at their complete annihilation. The Jews of the Balkans were no exception. Starting with Natan Grinberg’s Dokumenti (Sofia, 1945) continuing with Matatias Carp’s Cartea Neagra (Bucharest, 1946-1948) and Michael Molho’s, In Memoriam (Thessaloniki, 1948-1953) Balkan Holocaust survivors sought to record, for posterity, their calamitous suffering and catastrophe. Succeeding generations of scholars, historians, journalists and other writers continue to develop, challenge, enrich and ultimately expand this pioneering body of writing. This course will concentrate on this diverse body of historiographical literature with a double focus on translated and original works. It will assess its varied content, arguments and approaches. The course will also examine the public and scholarly reception of certain key, and often, controversial works.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Regular class participation in the discussion of assigned texts
2. One short oral presentation, of approximately 15-20 minutes, on a pre-assigned topic
3. A final paper in English (ca. 3000 words) on one of the topics of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Lucy Dawidowicz, The Holocaust and the Historians, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1981.
Inga Clendinnen, Reading the Holocaust, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Association in the course directory

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