“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Helsinki Summer School will offer an "Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies" course during its program on 7-23 August this summer.
Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organized every August by the universities in the Helsinki, Finland area. Students from over 60 countries participate in one of 18 multidisciplinary courses, all taught in English, which combine academics with cultural and social activities.
The "Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies" course was developed in cooperation with the Department of World Cultures, the Centre for Nordic Studies, the Dutch-Nordic Network for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Mémorial de la Shoah. The course will host respected scholars including Cecilie Stokholm Banke, Philippe Boukara, and Wichert ten Have as key speakers.
The course will include a unit on the Finnish experience during World War II, as well as an excursion to Riga, Latvia to visit Holocaust-related sites.
Course registration is still open, and further details can be found on their website. Specific information on the "Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies" course are available in the flyer and course schedule.