The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.
The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.
Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.
In cooperation with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, this program may be applied to New Jersey teacher professional development hours if aligned with an Individual Professional Development Plan. Teachers are advised to obtain approval from a supervisor prior to registration.
ACT 48 available for PA teachers.
36 credits: 2 required courses, 8-9 electives,
and the final project (3 credits) or thesis (6 credits)
The Holocaust and European Mass Murder
Teaching the Holocaust
America’s Response to the Holocaust
Gender and Genocide in the 20th Century
Anne Frank: A History
Their Brother’s Keepers: Rescuers and Righteous Gentiles
The Native American Genocides
From Armenia to Auschwitz: An Examination of the First Modern Genocides
Genocide in the Balkans: The Eastern European Genocide of the 1990s
Hitler’s Other Victims
The History of Antisemitism
Resistance in the Holocaust
The Holocaust and Genocide in Film
The Warsaw Ghetto
Transcending Trauma: The Psychosocial Impact of the Holocaust on Survivor Families
Before Hitler: East European Jewish Civilization
Literature of the Holocaust
Holocaust and Memory
Loss and Renewal: The Aftermath of the Holocaust
The Problem of Evil: The Jewish Response
Judaism and Christianity
Independent Study –Travel
Online application ($50 application fee)
Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts(Mailed directly to Office of Graduate Admissions)
Two letters of recommendation
Personal Statement (The personal statement should be 2-3 pages and describe your background, important experiences, future goals utilizing this degree, and why you have chosen Gratz College. The personal statement may be submitted with the online application)
Resume (may be submitted with the online application)
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and sent to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. WES is a private enterprise who charges a fee for their services. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.wes.org.
Official copies of TOEFL scores are required for those whose native language is not English.