Professor > Memory, Monsters & Magic:
The Holocaust & Popular Culture
How has the Holocaust come to be represented in popular culture?
Through feature films and works of fiction, we will explore how certain tropes and narrative framings affect our perceptions and collective memories of Holocaust history.
What lessons from history do popular films and literature attempt to convey? And what unintended lessons do they carry?
We will consider how movies and literature about the Holocaust intended for young people may affect their perceptions of atrocities today. And we will ask questions about the gaps and misconceptions that Holocaust film and fiction can leave in their wake.
School of Education & Social Policy
The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies