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Sobre o curso

The Holocaust was an inconceivable historical event, which forever robbed Western culture of its innocence. As civilized human beings, we fail to understand how events of such horror could have taken place, and how an idea so inhumanly warped could have spread like wildfire through an entire continent, instigating the systematic annihilation of millions of Jews. This free online course was produced jointly by Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The course tracks the history of the Holocaust and has two parts. "The Holocaust - An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews and the World" is the first of the two courses and covers the following themes in its three weeks: Week 1: From Hatred to Core Ideology We will try to delve into Nazi ideology and the special place of Jews and Judaism in it. We will also discuss how the National Socialist Party converted the German Democracy of the Weimar Republic into a totalitarian regime within a short period of time, and its meaning for Jews and non-Jewish citizens. Week 2: The World and the Jews in World War II We will try to examine the broader contexts of the Holocaust and to place it, as part of World War 2. In this meeting we will also refer to the vital Jewish world to be found under various Nazi occupations and influences. Week 3: The Isolation Abyss - the Perspective of the Individual We will try to reveal different aspects of Jewish life in the face of the badge of shame, ghettos and segregation, as well as the formation of individual, societies’ and leader’s reactions in the face of a consistent policy of dispossession and discrimination. Once you’ve completed this course, you can continue your learning with The Holocaust - An Introduction (II): The Final Solution ( This online course is offered in an innovative, multi-level format, comprising: * Comprehensive lectures by leading researchers from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem. * A wealth of voices and viewpoints presented by guest lecturers. * Numerous documents, photos, testimonies and works of art from the time of the Holocaust. * Novel learning experience: Crowd sourcing – involving the learners themselves in the act of collecting and shaping information, via unique, exciting online assignments. REQUIREMENTS: This course is designed for anyone with an interest in the Holocaust, including students, teachers, academics and policy-makers....

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27 de mar de 2016

A fascinating personal account of the atrocity while the world watched! This class is for everyone there is so much more to learn, thank you for everything you went out of you way to help, God Bless


21 de jul de 2019

It is an eye-opening and humbling course. I appreciate how the content was presented through an engaging narrative. It led me to think more deeply about the Holocaust and humanity, for that matter.

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126 — 150 de 312 Avaliações para o The Holocaust - An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, The Jews and the World

por Gabi D

29 de ago de 2020

This course not only changed my view of the Holocaust, but also the way in which I will further study it!

por Anthony R

19 de ago de 2020

An excellent overview to the Holocaust that leaves learners looking to the next class for more knowledge.

por Gerald M

21 de set de 2017

It was very informative and I told a Jesuit priest of my taking the course and he now is very interested.

por Richard J M

6 de ago de 2021

THANK YOU to the instructors, Coursera, and all involved in making this valuable course available. Rick

por Jan O

18 de jun de 2020

I'm thankfull for the clear and well compilated course I had the opportunity to follow.

Jan Oudenaarden

por Arlette A

1 de jun de 2020

This is a great course. I was able to reinforce my knowledge about the Holocaust. Thank you very much

por Alito C

17 de set de 2019

It was a great course that I´ve learned and very interesting topics to read and discuss. Thank You!!!


24 de mai de 2020

it was an amazing and highly interesting and inspiring course. Thank you to all the lecturers. Toda

por Laura G

11 de jun de 2019

Este curso estuvo excelente, de verdad lo recomiendo a quienes tengan algun interes por este tema.

por Andrea E S

29 de jun de 2016

A good compliment for the course of the modern jewish state. It cleared up many doubts. thank you

por Tatjana B

11 de jul de 2017

Thank you very much! A great course! Looking forward to learning even more through the Part two!

por Andrew G

9 de fev de 2016

Excellent course. Provided many insights I was not aware of in this harrowing period of history.

por Lillian T

14 de ago de 2020

Excellent course! Informative and interesting. Great presentations and I recommend this to all.

por María F O P

2 de jun de 2017

It was an excellent course, which helped me to get a better understanding about the Holocaust.

por Kathleen O

10 de mar de 2022

Professor Havi Dreifuss is very good. She is passionate and it comes through in her lectures.

por Aldo R

30 de mai de 2020

Really GREAT ! Thanks so much, i learned so many things that i didnt learn at my school age.

por Alan E

6 de mai de 2020

Excellent course with as excellent instructor from Tel Aviv University. Going on to Part II

por Sheila T

6 de set de 2017

Loved this class, so interesting and having so many different people to listen to was great.

por Josencleves M

30 de jun de 2019

The course provided me with information on the places I consider relevant to write my book.

por Celia M

11 de ago de 2016

An excellent, thought-provoking course - it has changed the way I think about human beings.

por Griselda C

8 de set de 2021

Muy enriquecedor, mucha información explicada de una manera extraordinaria y objetiva.

por Sayalee S

24 de jan de 2021

Excellent course! The teaching pace is perfect and the material is very well selected.

por Geoffrey P

8 de set de 2018

I have learned so much from this insightful and thought provoking series. Thank you!

por Maria I R E

6 de mai de 2016

Great Experience!! well explained I am loving this course and I am learning a lot

por Mugdha R P

27 de jul de 2020

This Course is very informative and well taught. clear, concised and detailed.