Rescue During Genocide (HGS-490)
This Sociology / Holocaust and Genocide Studies course addresses the following questions: 1) How do scholars define rescue and rescuers? 2) How and why do rescue activities vary within and across nation-states? 3) What rescue organizations and networks exist during different genocides? 4) Why do so few individuals rescue? 5) Why do the few people who rescue do so at risk to their own lives? 6) What lessons can we draw from rescuers to address current human rights violations? Answers to these questions involve critically assessing theories and research on rescue during the Holocaust and other genocides. Class format is eclectic including class discussion, lecture, videos, small group work, and guest speakers.
Faculty: M. Therese Therese Seibert
Start/End Date: May 20, 2013 - June 28, 2013