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Syllabus Jews in Modern European Politics: Between Totalitarianism and Democracy - 54884
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HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Barnai

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Appointment by e-mail

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Samuel Barnai

Course/Module description:
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Course/Module aims:
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Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
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Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures

Course/Module Content:
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Required Reading:
Dekel-Chen J., Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Soviet Power (New Heaven: Yale, 2005)
Gitelman Z., A Century of Ambivalence: the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the present (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001)
Gitelman Z., Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: an uncertain ethnicity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Glöckner O. & Fireberg H. (eds.), Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2015)
Glowacka D., Imaginary Neighbors Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
Gruber R. E., Virtually Jewish: reinventing Jewish culture in Europe (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002)
Himka J-P. & Michlic Joanna B., Bringing the dark past to light: the reception of the Holocaust in postcommunist Europe (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013)
Karady V., The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era: a socio-historical outline (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2004)
Lewin-Epstein N., Ro'i Y. & Ritterband P. (eds.), Russian Jews on three continents: migration and settlement (London: Frank Cass, 1997)
Mendelsohn E., The Jews of East Central Europe between the world wars (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983)
Pardo Sh. & Peters J. (eds.), Israel and European Union: a documentary history (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012)
Pardo Sh., Normative power Europe meets Israel: perceptions and realities (Lanham, Boulder: Lexington Books, 2015)
Rensmann L. & Schoeps J. H., Politics and Resentment Antisemitism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011)
Ro'i Y. (ed.), The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2012)
Schoeps J. H., Glöckner O. & Kreienbrink A. (eds.), A road to nowhere? Jewish experiences in the unifying Europe (Boston: Brill, 2011)
Wintle M. J. & Spiering M. (eds.), European identity and the Second World War (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
פינקוס ב', סופה של תקופה: יהודי ברית-המועצות בעידן גורבצ'וב 1991-1985 (קריית שדה בוקר: המרכז למורשת בן-גוריון, 1999)
רואי ע' ואחרים (עורכים), יהודי רוסיה במאה העשרים (רעננה: האוניברסיטה הפתוחה, 2014)
וייס י', אתניות ואזרחות: יהודי גרמניה ויהודי פולין, 1933-1940 (ירושלים: הוצאת ספרים ע"ש י"ל מאגנס, האוניברסיטה העברית, 2000)
קונסוני מ', רזיסטנצה או שואה זיכרון הגירוש וההשמדה באיטליה 1985-1945 (ירושלים: הוצאת ספרים ע"ש י.ל. מאגנס, האוניברסיטה העברית, 2010)

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 70 %
Presentation 20 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

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