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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SST 295-06 - Special Topic: Polish-Jewish Relations in the Twentieth Century

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: RES 295-01 , HUM 295-04 . Based on historical and journalistic records and memoirs, this course will describe, analyze and debate the development of relations between Jews and Poles in Poland in the past century. Models of Jewish identity, from traditional to assimilated to Zionist will be analyzed, and the spectrum of Polish reactions will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on: the development of anti-Semitism in the late 19th and early 20th century, the role of the Church, the growth of intolerance in interwar Poland, the Shoah and Polish reactions to it, Jews and Communism in post-war Poland, and relations after the transition to democracy in 1989.

Prerequisite: Second year standing.
Instructor: Staff