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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Holocaust Studies (HIS151)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

May 2023 –Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to identify and explain the factors and conditions leading to the Holocaust; trace the causes of antisemitism and Nazi racial ideology and its spread amongst Germans and their corroborators; describe the geographical progression of the Holocaust into Eastern Europe and the sequence of steps that culminated in the methodical destruction of European Jewry; describe and compare responses of different countries, Jewish communities, and individuals; survey and analyze personal stories and accounts to link Holocaust education to moral messages and awareness of the human tragedy; and examine and describe Halachic, historical, economic, social, financial, and international, repercussions of the Holocaust.


Major topics include: social, economic and political preconditions and events leading up to the Holocaust; the rise of the Nazi Party; German conquests in Europe 1939-1942; the implementation of the ‘final solution’ by the Germans and their corroborators; perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers; survival of Jews: escape, hiding and resistance; and aftermath of the Holocaust.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Jewish Studies, Liberal Arts, Humanities, or Ethnic Studies (5/23).