Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

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Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

<p>In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a

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In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a crime which we now know as the Holocaust. In this course we examine the history of three genocides: the Holocaust, the Cambodian Genocide and the Rwandan genocide. Over three weeks, and six classes, this course will explore the ongoing legacy of these three catastrophic events primarily through the primary documents and testimonies provided by the victims, perpetrators and witnesses.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Week 1 Tuesday 15th January and Thursday 17th January
    • Annihilating International Jewry: Antisemitism and Nazi Ideology
    • Photographing Destruction: Photographing ‘Life’ in the Ghetto
    • “The Good Old Days”: The testimony of Nazi Perpetrators
  • Week 2 Tuesday 22nd January and Thursday 24th January
    • Voices from the Ashes: The victims of the Nazi genocides, Jews, Roma and people with disabilities.
    • Hear our Voices: Female Genocide survivors speak: Holocaust Survivor, Cambodian survivor and Rwandan Survivor
    • Black and White: The Holocaust in Literature: Primo Levi, Imre Kertesz and MAUS
    • The Holocaust in Film: Whose Trauma is it anyway? Schindler’s List & Downfall
  • * Week 3 Tuesday 29th January and Thursday 31st January*
    • The Prison State: Genocide in Democratic Kampuchea
    • Machete Season: The perpetrators and Survivors of Rwanda speak
    • A People Betrayed: The Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday 5th February

    • Free Tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum
    • Holocaust Survivor Testimony