European GenocidesSummer Course

European Genocides, Summer course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, History, Human Rights
Location: Copenhagen
Session 3

The Nazis went through a series of steps in their attempt to eliminate the European Jews, moving from mass shootings to the increasingly sophisticated application of gassing. Tracing this development, we study perpetrator profiles, victim strategies, and the role of bystanders. Looking at political and social aspects of the aftermath of the Holocaust, we focus on the role of the former killing sites in today’s Poland, as well as the international community. We discuss former concentration camps as both museums and memorials.


Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Sociology


Christopher Sparshott

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Modern History, Northwestern University, 2007). MA (Modern History, Northwestern University, 2002). BA (Modern History, Oxford University, 2001). For two decades, I have taught courses in modern history at Northwestern University in the United States and Qatar in the Middle East. My teaching emphasises creative approaches to learning that builds bridges to the past. I am passionate about bringing history to life and introducing students to new places, people and ideas through innovative, student-focused pedagogy. Secretly, my goal is to turn all students into historians! In 2022 I joined DIS as a teaching and learning specialist in the Learning Lab and a faculty member in the European Humanities Department focusing on 20th Century Europe. Away from the classroom, I research and write about the American Revolution. I am fascinated by the minority of Americans who opposed independence and remained loyal to Britain. What motivated these doomed “loyalists” is at the centre of work. With DIS since 2022.