Holocaust Memory in America
Register for this Fall 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website
This course will look at how the Holocaust has been commemorated, memorialized, and taught in the United States. We will look at a variety of case studies, including: Holocaust museums and memorials, films and documentaries, “collecting projects,” curricula, tourism, and digital memory. The purpose of the course is to introduce students not only to the history of the Holocaust, but to the impact of the Holocaust on American life. This is especially important as the generation of Holocaust survivors dwindles. Readings may include excerpts from James Edward Young, The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning; Edward Tabor Linenthal, Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum; and Alan Mintz, Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America. Fall 2023 tuition is $499.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of the way in which the Holocaust impacted American lives
- Knowledge about the history of the Holocaust
- A familiarity with important museums, memorials, and documentaries
- History buffs
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in between