SSI2 189

The Experience of World War II in Europe

This course aims to capture the experience of the participants of the Second World War, on both the battlefield and home fronts, through an examination of biographical, autobiographical and historical texts. Students employ primary sources in conjunction with secondary historical works in order to reconstruct the cultural, political and emotional impact on the lives of those who, between 1939 and 1945, supported both the Allied and Axis powers during the conflict in Europe. A contextualized analysis of a range of historical evidence is emphasized throughout the semester after an initial two week survey of the basic course of the war in Europe. Affiliate: History.