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HIS 239 Jewish Prague
CEA Partner Institution: Anglo-American University
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Primary Subject Area: History
Other Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Additional Fee: $35.00
Additional Fee Description:* An additional course fee of approximately CZK 800 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.
This course explores Jewish life in Prague from its beginning in the tenth century to today, paying specific attention to five historical time periods: arrival in Prague, the ghetto, the Inter-War Years, the Totalitarian states (Nazis and Communism) and modern-day life. Through seminar discussions, workshops and fieldtrips, we will examine the daily lives of the average Jew as well as those of renown in each of these respective time periods. This course focuses on the religious, cultural and political legacy of Prague's Jews in the midst of complicated and often difficult experiences of anti-Semitism.