Holocaust Literature is an intensive semester long study of the literature that has come out of the Holocaust. Students are challenged in a very real and intense way to read stories and novels from a troubling time in our world’s history. We lean towards primary sources to discover a genre that is unique since these events were unique. These selected works will be used to help students develop and refine their analytical and critical thinking skills. The fine points of writing, grammar, and mechanics are taught. Research is also an important element of this course. Most importantly, students will enter into a study of one of our worst moments in history, grappling with some of the most important questions of man’s nature, his relationship with others, and his relationship with God. These questions will be asked directly.
Holocaust Literature (Honors Option)