The UPenn Prof Who Makes His Students Watch Lanzmann's Shoah in One Sitting

Using testimonies of survivors in books, video clips and movies, Al Filreis – a literary scholar, not a historian – teaches a popular but painful class aimed at leading students to develop their own ethical view of humanity.

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As time passes, memories of the Holocaust are beginning to fade. The last remaining survivors are dying off. In Israel schoolchildren still learn about it – but around the world, the annihilation of six...