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The Holocaust as Public History

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Claire Le Foll
Academic year

Module overview

This module explores the Holocaust as a problem of public pedagogy. It examines the establishment of Holocaust museums in both Jewish and non-Jewish communities between 1945 and the present. It treats questions of memorialisation and commemoration in a variety of different communities and case studies. It examines the Holocaust as a problem of education, in both schools’ settings and civil society initiatives. It explores the impact of the digital revolution on issues of communication, considering the evolution of Holocaust pedagogy and awareness in the post-survivor age. This module encourages students to develop their own communication activity.