Marking International Holocaust Memorial Day 2024
EHRI Releases Massive Open Online Course
“It Must All be Recorded Without a Single Fact Left Out” - The Holocaust through the Perspective of Primary Sources
On the occasion of the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) launches its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “‘It Must All be Recorded Without a Single Fact Left Out’ - The Holocaust through the Perspective of Primary Sources”, created by our EHRI-Partner Yad Vashem. The MOOC discusses the critical examination of the sources presented and provides methodological guidance as well as hands-on tools for their use. It features interviews with leading scholars and presents various primary sources - photographs, diaries, bureaucratic documents, letters, and testimonies - essential for Holocaust research.
Watch a short intro to the MOOC:
The MOOC consists of five lessons: the perspective of photographs; the lens of the diary; personal letters written immediately after liberation; testimonies of survivors as primary sources; the use of German bureaucratic sources.
This EHRI MOOC is aimed at a broad user base - from people generally interested in the topic to researchers and lecturers who teach on various aspects of the Holocaust. The course will allow users to engage with one another in discussion forums and comment sections, creating a vibrant and diverse learning community.
The MOOC is hosted on the Coursera Platform and free of charge*. Follow this link to find out more about the MOOC and start your first lesson today: www.coursera.org/learn/holocaust-primary-sources.
For course content questions, contact Yad Vashem via the contact form.
*Please note that certification on Coursera involves a fee.
Three more previews of the EHRI MOOC: