Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

The Age of Anne Frank: Holocaust and Genocide in Modern Europe

when 4 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1160

This course will examine how the Holocaust and other genocides affected European society. Which political, economic and social circumstances led to these crimes against humanity in modern Europe? How can we explain the recurrence of war-related violence in a globalized society? How did European societies deal with the genocidal practices of the twentieth century? Students will explore the many questions around the holocaust, genocide, and their long-term effects on society. The course will also include a number of excursions to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish quarter in Amsterdam, and to the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Course leader

dr. Jaap Verheul & drs. Maurits Rost

Target group

The course has a focus on the humanities and in offering this as a broad framework it is a challenging course for students from all fields of studies with an interest in history.

Course aim

Providing students with insight in the history of Holocaust and genocide in twentieth century Europe.

Fee info

EUR 1160: This course will examine how the Holocaust and other genocides affected European society. Which political, economic and social circumstances led to these crimes against humanity in modern Europe? How can we explain the recurrence of war-related violence in a globalized society? How did European societies deal with the genocidal practices of the twentieth century? Students will explore the many questions around the holocaust, genocide, and their long-term effects on society. The course will also include a number of excursions to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish quarter in Amsterdam, and to the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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