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Course Information

While it is true that the events of World War II and the Holocaust transformed and complicated much of the
world’s understanding of what constitutes ethical behavior, nowhere are these ethical nuances more
pronounced than in contemporary German film. Throughout the twentieth century, Germany experienced a
number of changes with global implications. As one approach to exploring critical moments in the cultural
history of post-WWII Germany, this course examines films that explore the notion of ethics in the context of
the Holocaust, the Cold War, and the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond.