Exile under Nazism and Communism (01:563:270) Spring 2018
Professor: Nancy Sinkoff
This course explores the experience of Poles and Polish Jews under Nazi and Communist rule in the 20th century through history, travel writing, memoir, poetry, and film. Students will examine the history of Poland, the expansion of Jewish settlement, causes that stimulated the development of both Polish and Jewish nationalism in the 19th century, the dislocations caused by World War I, the re-establishment of Poland’s statehood, and the catastrophic invasion and occupation by the Nazi Third Reich. Crosslisted with 01:510:270 and 01:360:292.