Undergraduate Course: The Holocaust (HIST10164)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will examine the murder of 6 million Jews and several million non-Jews by Nazi Germany. It will assess the progression from the stigmatisation, definition, expropriation and forced expulsion of Germany's Jews to the wartime policies of directed deportation and then murder of Jews and other 'racial enemies' across the European continent. Among the themes which may be considered are:
- The nature and roots of Nazi antisemitism
- The development of the 'Hitler state'
- The development of anti-Jewish policy between 1933 and 1939
- German plans to reorganise eastern Europe along 'racial' lines, 1939-41
- The 'euthanasia' programme in Germany
- Wartime radicalisation accompanying the invasion of the USSR in 1941
- The beginning and expansion of the process of mass murder, from mass shootings through the development of the extermination centres
- The motivation of the killers
- The responses of the victims
- Attitudes in other European countries and in the 'free world'
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
The Holocaust (HIST10094)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| This course will help students to develop their skills in research, and writing, the presentation of papers; and to increase their organisational, critical and communication skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Donald Bloxham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3757
|Course secretary||Miss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50