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 2024, EHRI has launched its first Massive Open Online Course "'It Must All be Recorded Without a Single Fact Left Out' – The Holocaust through the Perspective of Primary Sources".
The online course discusses the critical examination of the sources presented and provides methodological guidance as well 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.
Bringing together participants from a variety of fields – historians, educators, researchers, archivists, psychologists, genealogists and others, from over 15 countries – the online course 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 online course 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 allows users to engage with one another in discussion forums and comment sections, creating a vibrant and diverse learning community.
The online course is hosted on the Coursera Platform.