Over the 2022 summer session, UNO and Yahad-In Unum will offer, for the first time, a joint course through the Department of History that will teach students about the historical, cultural and social circumstances of the Holocaust by Bullets in central and eastern Europe through an in-classroom and in-field investigation.
The Holocaust by Bullets marks the period between 1941 and 1944 where entire Jewish communities were slaughtered in mass shootings perpetrated by specialized Nazi units, the Einsatzgruppen, and buried in mass graves all over Eastern Europe. Until very recently, minimal efforts were made to locate these mass graves and to fully understand its scope.
Holocaust by Bullets (HIST 4910/8916) will begin with online class sessions over four weeks and conclude with a 10-day trip to Poland in August. This course is open to all UNO students in junior standing or above and is limited to 15 students. Travel support is available from the Fried Academy. Please see the flier or the course program page for more information.
About Yahad - In Unum:
Yahad - In Unum (“Together in One”) is a Paris-based organization established in 2004 by Father Patrick Desbois and dedicated to investigating and documenting those crimes all across central and eastern Europe. As of today, the organization has been able to identify over 3,100 killing sites and to interview nearly 3,400 eyewitnesses to the mass shootings of Jews as well as Roma and other minorities in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and other countries of the former Soviet Union as well as Poland and Romania.