Why do some people experience atrocity and emerge deeply changed, but still resilient and full of hope, and others lose meaning and belief in the human spirit? This course will explore the depth and breadth of the human spirit’s response to evil. Students will read key literary works from psychology and literature that examine the causes of the Holocaust and the response of individuals and communities to human atrocity. Students will then read literary responses to the Holocaust in light of the psychological underpinnings. During Fall Break, students will travel to Nuremberg and Krakow and visit Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps, the Nuremberg Nazi party sites, German painter Albrecht Durer’s home, and the German National Museum.
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Cowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by the Global Education and Study Abroad office, Herr House third floor, with your questions.