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Last approved: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:05:18 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:59:51 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Disability and the Holocaust
Disability and the Holocaust
Fall 2016
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David Mitchell
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Investigating the question of direct links between the medical mass murder of disabled people in German psychiatric institutions to the Holocaust during World War II; studies of contemporary memorialization practices are examined.
As a result of taking this course students will be able to: 1) Understand the key historical components leading up to World War II and the Holocaust 2) Assess the key connections between the medical murder of disabled people and the killings of Jewish, Gay, and Romany people in the Holocaust 3) Analyze contemporary memorialization practices related to the disability T4 program in Germany, territories of the General German government, and the United States 4) Recognize the barriers to the inclusion of disability alongside of other memorialization efforts 5) Perform archival based research on a historical period of events as well as recognize later historical research developments.
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This is the only course at GW to study disability and the Holocaust.
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
Approving without GPAC. Ideally, GPAC courses should be those that appeal to a larger group of students. Also, it is too late for GPAC approval at this stage as it has to go through a committee.
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