Nov 09, 2015
I want to say how much I especially enjoyed Dr Kenez and his very clear and concise lectures on the historical aspects of the subject matter. Thank you very much. Richard Kilgore
Nov 06, 2015
The presentations raise vital questions , dis-aggregates historical experience and has generated interest in me to study the issues further . Many thanks to the Professors.
創建者 Ronnie P•
Dec 06, 2015
An absolute must for every social human being.
Mar 13, 2016
創建者 Jill D•
Oct 28, 2015
I love the course, love the professors. Great course! Thank you!
創建者 Clive C W•
Oct 07, 2016
Sensitive and erudite double-handed presentation by the two profs. Informative - it is of course meant to be educational.
From separate perspectives of literature and history they maintain an engaging tension that avoids personalisation whilst being clear that personal it really is.
I really could do with them supervising me as Phd student (an elderly on). I would sit happily at their feet.
創建者 Barbara J T•
Oct 31, 2015
Even though I didn't write the papers for a certificate, this course was interesting and valuable. I have taken two other Holocaust courses, one historical and one film and literature; this course was the best of both and more.
Thank you to Peter and Murray for all of their insight and knowledge.
創建者 SUSAN S H•
Dec 21, 2015
創建者 Diane N•
Sep 02, 2015
So far this course is fantastic. I have taken classes on this subject before however, the personal touches and the passion of both professors is contagious !! I recommend that all high school and secondary students should take this course, lest we forget and repeat these atrocities. Thank you both for a fascinating look at a terrible time in history!!
創建者 Mary A Z•
Jan 12, 2019
Overall I enjoyed this course very much. Excellent choice of readings. The irony in this course in that Peter who has a slower paced presentation is very understandable compared to Murray whose presentation is much more dynamic but extremely repetitive. Everything Peter said was clear and logical. I had difficulty with what Murray was trying to say when he interpreted the literature. For example, he talked about how eroticism was related to violence but the only example he gave was a boy trying to impress a girl by fighting. He did not relate how eroticism and violence co-existed with the Nazis. He talked how people react when they are victims of violence but only related it to the boy pulling off the wings of a fly. He did not discuss how the Jewish people related to the violence. Did they take their suffering out on fellow Jews? I found it difficult to understand what he was trying to say. He talked in circles on the first "This Way to the Gas" lecture. He could have cut that lecture to one sentence: "Borowoski was not writing about himself when he wrote in the first person." He never explains why people would get pleasure from reading about the Holocaust. I listened carefully to everyone of his sentences and thought them basically repeating the same idea over and over in a different way. He talks in circles. The best part was when he read from the book. He talked in circles about shoes. Just say shoes were necessary for survival. It's like he's talking off the top of his head without doing any prep work.
創建者 Dasa M•
May 22, 2016
Good historical overview. I especially liked the 'case studies' of the various European countries during the 40s. The literature part included some very good reading and interesting movies. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the topic o
創建者 Angela T•
Jul 25, 2017
A really interesting course which was packed with information. The focus on the Eastern European Jewry was particularly useful as it is not usually foregrounded on other courses. The session with Dora Sorrell was really fascinating and she is a wonderful speaker.
創建者 Joshua J F•
Oct 18, 2015
Fascinating historical, sociological, cultural, and literary journey through the Holocaust and the years preceding and following.
創建者 Lillian L•
Jul 13, 2017
This course really helped me to understand more about the Holocaust. I found the professors really engaging and really seemed to know what they were talking about. The peer review assignments were very good. Thank you so much, Coursera!
創建者 Thaily a•
Mar 04, 2016
Muito longo o curso e muitas tarefas, exige muito tempo.
創建者 Miroslaw C•
Sep 21, 2015
Course lacks wider and real socio-political context of the XIX and XX century Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, it is full of statements that are not supported by the historical facts.
創建者 Jasskirat S•
Jul 23, 2017
No guidance terrible course, not user-friendly wouldn't recommend this to anyone such a waste of time and money