YISH 320: Lit Responses to the Holocaust
In this film course we will be watching and discussing Holocaust Cinema. We will consider different genres, including documentaries, testimony, comedy, drama, musicals and action-adventure films. We consider films from different locations, including the UK, the US, Israel, Poland, Hungary and Italy. We will explore the role of Hollywood in shaping visual imagery, and the role of both popular and artistic filmmaking.
This is an asynchronous online course. All materials including films and lectures will be available for online streaming. For information about online courses at the University of Illinois see:
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 for:
Cultural Studies - Western
Humanities – Lit & Arts