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Poetry and the Holocaust

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center via FutureLearn

Overview

Study Holocaust poetry to better comprehend this dark period in history

On this course, you’ll understand the events of the Holocaust and World War II through poetry which underlines the individual experience.

Created by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, this course delves into poems that comment on many different aspects of WWII.

You’ll learn about this dark era in human history through the words of people who experienced it and understand how the Holocaust scarred the 20th Century.

You’ll discover some of the challenges posed by the Nazi regime and learn about what life was like for people living under German occupation.

This course is designed for those interested in poetry as well as the history of WWII.

The course will also be useful for history and literature teachers who’d like to use poetry as a way of teaching this subject.

Taught by

Yossi Kugler

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