German 19: Eyewitness Testimony of Holocaust Survivors

Instructor: Todd Presner

Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA.

In collaboration with Jewish Family Services, Hillel at UCLA, and Leve Center for Jewish Studies, students have chance to talk with and interview Holocaust survivors through Zoom. Involves about 18 survivors who have agreed to talk with UCLA students. Includes overview of Holocaust; students supplied with knowledge about history and role of eyewitness testimony in understanding Holocaust. Study also makes use of audio-visual testimonies through USC Shoah Foundation and some of its new interactive digital testimonies.