Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 345 World War II and the Holocaust in Europe


3 cr.


Junior standing.

Course Description

This course investigates the Second World War in Europe between 1939 and 1945. Students will gain a sense of the historical background of the conflict, including the rise of Italian and German variants of fascism. Main themes include the concept of total war, Operation Barbarossa, allied campaigns, occupation and resistance, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the post-war settlement, and memory of the war and wartime atrocities.