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What gave rise to one of the darkest chapters in human history?

Taught in an accessible and thoughtful manner, this audio course gives you a deeper understanding of the history of antisemitism as well as a lesson in the strength of the human spirit.

In The History of the Holocaust, you’ll reflect on the political, cultural, social, economic, religious, military, and broad historical context in which the extermination of more than five million Jews and other minorities occurred. Although it is difficult to look upon such bald-faced evil, Prof. Howard Lupovitch (PhD, Columbia University) pilots this series with great courage and insight.

In 22 lectures, you’ll examine disturbing developments of the 19th century and early 20th centuries, including:

  • The pre-modern religious-based hatred of Jews
  • Ultra-nationalist politics and post-war xenophobia
  • The Nuremberg Laws and Krystalnacht
  • The Final Solution

The mechanization of hatred that made the Holocaust possible raises the bar of unthinkable evil. In our own time, you might wonder how antisemitism compares with other forms of fear and hatred. Ultimately, remembering the Holocaust affords you the opportunity to recognize and confront the pernicious attitudes that denied so many their common humanity. As you examine the aftermath of the Holocaust, including the founding of Israel, you will do so with clear eyes.

©2018 Now You Know Media Inc. (P)2018 Now You Know Media Inc.

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Exceptionally well done

Like most thoughtful people, I had many questions about one of recent histories most tragic and horrifying episodes. Where did European antisemitism come from and how did in persist? How could an advanced and highly cultured society participate in the Holocaust? Why did the world not do more to stop Hitler? Who were the heroes? How could a people survive and in what ways did Holocaust memory impact subsequent Jewish flourishing?

Howard Lupovitch exceeded my expectations in answering these questions and many more. His lectures are insightful, historical and deeply moving. I highly recommend this series to anyone who wishes to understand essential modern history.

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A compelling piece on such a tragic event

Through multiple informative and organized lectures, Professor Lupovitch provides a respectful and compelling account of specific histories of the Holocaust and how various subjects relate to struggles we find prevalent today: Prevalence and power of racism, the struggle for survival by an ethnic and religious minority, and the use/misuse of modern science and technology. Professor Lupovitch serves as the listeners unfrightened guide through this tragic historical event, drawing on concepts that connect to such relevant issues in the present. By identifying further historical conflicts from this period of time, we might come up with a strategy to evolve and adapt to future challenges.

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Excellent Treatment of a Sobering Point in History

This course is excellent. I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the Holocaust, and the plight of the Jewish people during the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Professor Howard Lupovitch is the person you want to have teach you about this period. He has a clear and easy mastery of the subject matter. Furthermore, he manages to bring to light complexities and nuances within the tapestry of history in a manner that is easy to follow and digest. He has a pleasant and easy-to-listen-to voice as well.

Prior to hearing this course, I thought myself well-versed in the subject matter (at least for a layman) because I knew a bit about the Nuremburg laws, Krystalnacht, etc. I learned a great deal from this course, particularly in the way it elucidated the Holocaust's position within greater spheres of European and Jewish history, and also spoke about the situation outside of Germany and Poland.

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The Holocaust wasn't just about concentration camp

The human tragedy of the Final Solution is so huge that it's often hard to study. We need to look at hundreds of years of Jewish, Christian, European and overall world history to understand this event. This book is a very useful introduction to that research. As the author. Howard Lupovitch, says you can fill huge rooms not only with books written about the Holocaust but also with books written about books written about the Holocaust.

I've also listened to other lectures from Lupotivtch, who's an expert on Jewish history, especially Eastern European Jewish history. This gives him an advantage when it comes to Holocaust studies, as they are often too focused on the direct human cost. Overall a very informative read on this very unique and very modern event.

We shouldn't forget the Holocaust because, with the advancement of technology, such mass killing is becoming more and more technologically convenient for those in power.

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The Holocaust: The Jews Sacrifice for Humanity

This is not only an audio course about one of the most tragic events in history but can also be considered the entire history of Jews in modern history.

Jews have had a great influence on many cultures and areas in the world. I’m interested in cultures and history but I never found something as comprehensive as this course when it comes to Jews and I do not just mean the Holocaust but the entire history of Jews, especially in modern history. Prof. Howard decided to engage the audience with the story of Jews first before telling the story of the Holocaust itself. I found out that having a strong background about the conflict between Jews and Christianity in Europe and the situation of Jews will make you understand the Holocaust much better.

We all know terms such as anti-Semitism but we do not know how the term appeared in the first place. The course continues through World War I, American and British role in creating Israel, and how and why Germany’s policies were against Jews.

The course also discussed the rise of Nazi Germany and Hitler; this is the most common starting point discussed in other courses. However, prof. Howard discussed Nazi Germany in a very different way. You will get this feeling while listening.

Nazi Germany, Hitler, World Word II, the situation of Jews and minorities throughout Europe, and the tragedy of the Holocaust are discussed throughout the rest of the course. I have to say that while prof. Howard was describing the events, my heart rate increased. His voice was so powerful and his performance was so full of enthusiasm.

Note: Listen to one chapter per day, especially starting chapter 10.

No words can describe how I felt during listening to the last few chapters. After finishing this course, I had the feeling that I was in the events and just got back to 2020. Again, prof. Howard’s performance is spectacular; he knows how to make history alive.

Thank you, prof. Howard, for this great course!

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