The Nazi Holocaust in History, Literature,
(UCSB GE 1 EW), by
Professor Harold Marcuse
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
page created January 7, 2003; last update: Feb. 20, 2003 (counter
removed Jan. 4, 2004)
20, 2003: On March 10, 2003, 5pm: Prof. Michael Thaler will
present his work about: "Unlikely Witnesses: Children's Voices in the
Holocaust", in HSSB Rm 6020. Detailed
information on IHC webpage.
- Feb. 20: to search for book reviews: on this
UCSB library page, go to "E" in the alphabet, scroll down and
click on "Expanded Academic"
Note: this will only work from within the UCSB domain (.ucsb.edu),
or if you can set your computer up as a proxy server.
- Feb. 16: Prospectus handout
(printable .pdf); text of professor's
- Feb. 16, 9pm: Nina Morecki will not be able to come this Tuesday,
but she has promised to come on Tue., Feb. 25.
In any case here is the URL
for her site, which contatins her
In this seminar we will learn about the discipline of history
by examining how the Nazi Holocaust has been represented both while it was occurring
and after it ended. Our sources will include contemporary mass media reports,
memoirs, films, works of fiction, scholarly books, and textbooks.
We will practice what historians do: examining primary sources, learning background
information, formulating questions, conducting research, analyzing and interpreting
data, and presenting our conclusions. We will tackle each of these tasks step-by-step.
The course is designed for students with minimal background knowledge of the
Holocaust, or of what historians do.
Headings on this web page (back to top)
- final syllabus
- Weekly handouts:
- Course books:
- Mary Lynn Rampolla, Pocket Guide to Writing History (3rd ed.,
- Jan Gross, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in
Jedwabne, Poland (Penguin edition, 2002)
- Reader (table of contents) available
at Alternative Copy in IV
Links to additional web resources (suggestions
welcome) (back to top)
Materials from Prof. Marcuse's other Holocaust-related
courses (back to top)
- Hist 33D: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holocaust"
(a lower division lecture course)
- Hist 133Q: "Readings in Holocaust History" (a seminar
course for 15 students)
Note especially the books read for each course: they are core texts about
- Hist 133D: "The Holocaust in German History" (an upper-division
- Jan. 7: site is still under construction
- Jan. 7: Four films will be shown on Wed. evenings at 6:30pm (1/22:
Schindler's List);(2/5: Europa, Europa);(2/19: Anne Frank
selections);(3/6: Escape from Sobibor). The room will be announced
- Jan. 9: The course is FULL. There is no more possibility of enrolling.
- Jan. 14. Film showings: on Tuesdays at 6:30 in Phelps 1425; on Wednesdays
at 6:30 in HSSB 4041.
- due Jan. 14: read Friedlander's chapter "The Onslaught",
answer questions on handout, and make a
draft of the Kristallnacht assignment
- on Jan. 16, in downtown Santa Barbara (524 Chapala), at 7:30pm there
will be an interesting talk about the revival of Jewish culture in Europe.
Check this IHC link
for more information and on-line registration.
- Jan. 21: looks like everything is all set for the showing of Schindler's
List tonight at 6:30 in 1425 Phelps. The film is 3 hours, 17 minutes long
and on 2 tapes. You might buzz Kerr Hall when the first tape is over, just
to alert the operator that s/he needs to put in the next tape. The Kerr operator
has my home phone number in case anything goes wrong.
- Jan. 21: Photocopies from Elinor Brecher's book about the
List survivors are available outside my office door.
- Feb. 3: Sorry I've neglected the site for so long!
FILM SHOWING: Europa, Europa (1 hour 55 mins.), Tuesday, 6:30pm
in Phelps 1425.
For Wednesday we will choose in class: either at 6:30 on a TV in HSSB
4041, or at 7pm from a big-screen projector in HSSB 1211.
- Feb. 3: The course reader is available at Alternative Copy
in IV. A student reports that they ran out of copies today (Monday), but will
make more on special request. I apologize for the poor service (and the price):
I had good experience with them in the past, but it seems that things have
In any case, please try to read the first selection from the memoir on which
Europa, Europa is based, for Feb. 4.
author: H. Marcuse
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