One of the three novels:Imre Kertesz, Fateless. Northwestern University Press, 1992. Edith Bruck, Who loves you like this /; translated by Thomas Kelso ; introduction by Nelo Risi, Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2001 Edith Bruck, Letter to my mother; translated by Brenda Webster with Gabriella Romani; introduced by Gabriella Romani. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2007. Available at the CEU Bookshop 5th district. Zrinyi 18, Tel: 327 3096, Website: www.ceu.hu, E-mail: email@example.com, Metro: M1 Deák tér/M2 Kossuth tér, Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
The course aims to explain how the Holocaust happened, how "ordinary men" became ruthless killers and how everybody else let it go on, remains one of the most perplexing issues of the twentieth century, if not all of history. The frame of the discussion will be an overview of history of Nazism in Europe and consideration of such issues as the problems of doing Holocaust history, representations of the Holocaust, and Holocaust memory. The course also aims to interrogate the emerging field created by the intersection of Jewish Studies and memory to study the literary and artistic representation of the Holocaust. The course covers the topics of how Memory of Holocaust is inscribed, framed, mediated and performed. The course also consists of field trips to the Jewish monuments of Hungary and to the major memorial sites.
Classes will consist of lectures and discussions. The discussions are an integral part of the course and your participation in them and engagement with the material will be factored into final grades. Familiarity with readings and films is crucial for success in the course. Course requirements a paper (80%) and an active participation in class discusssions and in the field trips. (20%)