The Holocaust: Never to be Forgotten
Course #: EDUC_717D
Semester Credits: 3
For the older members of our society, the Holocaust conjures up visions of mindless hatred, sadistic cruelty, annihilation, and extinction. For younger members, the Holocaust may just be a word, a footnote to World War II, or possibly a long-dead great uncle or grandparent. However, because the Holocaust was so diabolical in its inception and execution, it must never be forgotten that the mores of our species can be manipulated and corrupted. The Holocaust is a great example of "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". This course presents the history of how anything this diabolically could have taken place, and yet it did, thanks largely to Hitler and his men of evil’s madness. It is truly one of man’s darkest moments and this historical recounting is presented in the hope that it will never be repeated. But just as the title of the text (The World Must Know), conveys, it is a vital subject that needs to be communicated to all age-appropriate students. Through this course, students will gain insight into the events leading up to the Holocaust, the “ultimate solution” and formation of death prison camps, and insights into the supposedly responsible men and their grotesque immoral deeds. The facts regarding this difficult subject are presented in a very sensitive and skillful manner so that one can not only learn more about its vital facts, issues, and emotions but can benefit from insight as to how to present it to students so that all will be enriched from this experience. It is such a vital subject to share with students so they will further understand the importance of always being humane in our post-Holocaust world, especially with its similarity to other hateful world events.
This timely, crucial, and comprehensive course offers educational professionals accessible reference tools and advice, written in sensitive and straightforward language so that you will be knowledgeable as well as savvy about the most appropriate way to present this material. As a result, you will be better prepared to share this critical, yet delicate subject within your classroom, subject area, and/or school.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Contemporary World History and Politics
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