Religion in

REL 223
The Holocaust in Historical Perspective

Dr. Steven L. Jacobs
Office: Manly 201
Office Hours: to be posted




Defining the Holocaust (in Hebrew: Shoah) as "the historically-validated, legalized, bureaucratic marriage of technology and death," this course explores this complex phenomenon in terms of the following perspectives: (1) the Holocaust and Historical Antisemitism: Continuities and Discontinuities; (2) the Historical Roots of the Holocaust; (3) Total Domination and the Practice of Genocide; (4) Responses to the Holocaust; and (5) the Holocaust and the Future of Genocide.

Along with lectures, a series of documentary films is an integral part of this course.

Fall 2005 Syllabus (PDF)