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The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma

Student Encounters with the Holocaust


About this book


This book chronicles a professor’s experience with a group of US undergraduate students at Holocaust memorials, museums, and sites of remembrance as part of a yearly Holocaust study abroad program to Germany and Poland. Narrated through a series of personal encounters, The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma synthesizes a concrete experiential teaching account - on issues ranging from trauma tourism to the ethics of spectatorship - with contemporary debates on Holocaust education. In doing so, this book seeks to offer a critical assessment on the possibilities and limitations of teaching at sites that were central to the planning and execution of the Holocaust. 


ethics history Holocaust violence World War II

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

About the authors

Natalie Bormann is Teaching Professor in Political Science at Northeastern University, USA.

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