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Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader: Holocaust, Justice, and Guilt in Literature

Students in this unit analyze the novel The Reader for its standpoints on human rights and the concept of coming to terms with the past. They reflect on the concept of guilt and justice after human rights violations/crimes against humanity and relate the German past to a more personal present.

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Genocide after the Second World War

Professor Nicole Coleman

University of Connecticut


Studies in Comparative Genocide

Professor Robert Gellately

Florida State University


Genocide and Human Rights

Professor Mort Winston

College of New Jersey


Debate: The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Nuremberg Trials

In this activity, students will draw from several relevant readings to debate the strengths and weaknesses of the Nuremberg Trials in terms of legal precedents set and also justice served.

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