Holocaust Studies – Albright College

Holocaust Studies

Want to confront issues of prejudice, racism, stereotyping, silence and apathy? Study the Holocaust.

In studying the Holocaust, we see that reason and good intentions are frequently unstable and often displaced by ruthless force.

Albright’s minor in Holocaust Studies offers a cross-disciplinary framework for the investigation of ethical and moral choices. Faculty will lead students in confronting issues such as prejudice, racism and stereotyping, as well as silence and apathy in multiple contexts.

Through a combination of historical, literary and religious case studies, students can expect to develop an awareness of the value of tolerance in a pluralistic society — one that extends beyond Judaism and anti-Semitism to include other social groups by challenging bigotry and exclusion in any form.

Contact Professors Guillaume deSyon or Jennifer Koosed for information about this program.


Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies


Guillaume de Syon, Ph.D.
Professor of History

Required courses for this minor are:

  • HIS 373 The Holocaust
  • REL 375 Religious Responses to the Holocaust
  • SPI 232 Holocaust in American Literature or SPI 234 Holocaust in World Literature
  • Two courses from HIS 267, 374, 375; PHI 204; POL 242; REL 250; SPI 230, 232, 234
  • Other courses or independent studies may be added or substituted once approved by instructors in the Holocaust Studies Program