Understanding the Holocaust with Brent Peterson, PhD


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Understanding the Holocaust

Instructor: Dr. Brent Peterson A&S '71 (BA)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

January 29, 2024 - March 25, 2024 (6 Sessions)  

Monday,  6 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Participants learn the basic facts of the Holocaust and deepen their understanding of its continuing relevance through their reading of a work of fiction and a memoir where the frame of reference is personal rather than global.


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ABOUT Brent Peterson

Brent Peterson, Emeritus Professor of German, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI; author of Literature and Community in Die Abendschule: Popular Narratives and Ethnic Identity (1991), History, Fiction, and Germany: Writing the Nineteenth-Century Nation (2005), Beyond the Myth of 1955: Rethinking Migration and German Culture (manuscript under review), and numerous articles on topics on German history, literature, and culture, 1700 to the present. Co-Director of NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers in Berlin, Germany, 2010, 2012, 2014. Hopkins, BA in History, 1971.

 Event Date
Monday, January 29, 2024
6:00pm EST

Monday, March 25, 2024
7:30pm EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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