RS 272 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 011636 – The Holocaust and Film

An examination of the Holocaust as portrayed in feature films and documentaries. Do cinematic attempts capture the horror of the Holocaust faithfully, or trivialize it? The background to anti-semitism, use of religious imagery in propaganda films, and what counts as “success” or “failure” in cinematic representations are discussed. [Note: This course fulfills an Area 3B requirement for Religious Studies majors.] Antireq: RS 233(Cross-listed with JS 233)

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