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2019 Summer
* GLS 303 / SOC 304 / JDS 304 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Ghetto and the Holocaust

Mitchell Duneier


This seminar traces the "ghetto" and the Holocaust as central concepts in Jewish and Black historiography. The course will divide its time between the Polish cities of Warsaw at the new POLIN Museum, and Kraków where students will explore the intact Jewish quarter dating from the late medieval and early modern period. In comparative perspective, U.S. Black ghettos from World War II to the present will be studied in depth.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The main work for the class is to read the assigned texts thoroughly and participate in class discussion. All readings can be found on Blackboard. There will be one essay (1,000 words), and a final which can be taken as an oral or written exam at the students' discretion.

Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Not Open to Seniors.

Other information:
This course will meet from 6/10/19 to 7/19/19. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, is the course co-instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10001 S01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:15