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HIST1184 Jewish Life and Death in Europe

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The processes and the complexities of emancipation, integration and assimilation for Jews in Europe after the Enlightenment
  • Early Jewish responses to Nazi persecution and life as refugees
  • Jewish Life in Europe and beyond after the Holocaust


The first part of this module introduces and explains important developments for the Jewish minority in Europe from the Enlightenment to the inter-war period, from the late 18th century to 1933. The second part of the module covers the persecution of the Jews during the Nazi era and then how that history has been remembered and represented.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The current intention is to deliver teaching for this module online. If circumstances allow, some form of blended delivery methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, or individual tutorials may be introduced if it is safe for all concerned to do so. However, delivery will remain entirely online if face to face teaching is not possible or advisable.

Independent Study276
Total study time300



MethodPercentage contribution
Timed Assignment 50%
Written assignment 50%
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