Course title:
The Mutating Virus of Antisemitism from Ancient Template to Holocaust Denial
Tutor:
David Halliwell
Course ID:
C2345647
Start date:
27/09/2021
End date:
22/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 27 Sep 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 04 Oct 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 11 Oct 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 18 Oct 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 01 Nov 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 08 Nov 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 15 Nov 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Mon 22 Nov 2021 09:15 AM - 11:15 AM 2
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 16
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 16
Date
Mon 27 Sep 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 04 Oct 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 11 Oct 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 18 Oct 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 08 Nov 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
16
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
16
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£51.20 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

The course is for anyone with an interest in the history of antisemitsm and how negative stereotypes of Jews still resonate in the 21st Century world.

Other

The course is for anyone with an interest in the history of antisemitsm and how negative stereotypes of Jews still resonate in the 21st Century world.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Just an interest in the history of antisemitism, an open mind and a willingness to share ideas and life experiences.
Course aim:
The course aims to study the mutating virus of antisemitism, from ancient template shaped by Christianity to conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial.
Course description:
The course will explore the origins, development and implementation of antisemitism from the birth of Christianity to the Final Solution.The negative depiction of the Jews built into European culture and the transmission and dissemination of hateful stereotypes of " the Jew" across the centuries will be examined using examples drawn from the frequent explosion of anti-Jewish violence to help understand why Jews in Europe were persecuted. The catalysts of 19th Century antisemitism that Hitler was able to exploit will be studied leading to the emergence of Nazi ideology, the creation of the racial state and genocide against the Jews. Finally, more recent examples of Holocaust Denial and antisemitism in the Labour party in Britain will be considered in the light of current political developments.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Explore the early seeds of antisemitism sown during the origins and spread of Christianity
2. Investigate the reasons why Jews were persecuted throughout history and the frequent explosions of anti-Jewish violence
3. Explain the rise of the Nazi racial state, the extent of collaboration and analyse the inevitability of the Final Solution.
4. Consider the echoes of Genocide in the 21st Century, Holocaust denial and conclusions that can be drawn from the way in which the world responded to the persecution and mass murder of Jews. .
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