Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Paris, France
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This course will examine the French experience of the Holocaust (or 'Shoah'), defined as the methodical, bureaucratic destruction of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators as a primary act of state during the Second World War. While Jews were the foremost victims of the Holocaust, Gypsies, mentally and physically disabled persons, homosexuals and political and religious dissidents were persecuted and, in many cases, killed. Of the approximately 330,000 Jews living in France in 1940, about one quarter perished, while roughly three quarters survived, despite the high level of cooperation or collaboration of the Vichy government with the policies of the Nazi regime. How can we explain this paradox? The optional 1 credit embedded course is planned for Spring Break, in Paris. We will visit sites of the Holocaust in France (such as the former concentration camp of Drancy), meet with experts and, if possible, Holocaust survivors and rescuers. This course counts towards the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Certificate and may count towards the major and minor in French and Francophone Studies.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of accommodation at hotel/hostel.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact Willa Silverman.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
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