OSHR 1071 - Art, Memory, and Holocaust Memorialization

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The German philosopher Theodor Adorno said that to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric; yet there have been many attempts since 1945 to memorialize the unthinkable atrocities of the Holocaust in an aesthetic form (painting, public sculpture, architecture).

This course will explore the politics of style and memory in Holocaust memorialization in Germany, Austria, Poland, the United States, and Israel.

Reading: Young, James, The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning, ISBN 978-0300059915

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.