ODU Jewish Studies


September 2018

Holocaust and Genocide Studies MATTER!

In this blog I will individually define the holocaust and genocide while also explaining why they matter and how important it is to be at least a little knowledgeable about these often overlooked topics. First I must speak genocide because… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters in Fashion Merchandising

As a fashion merchandising major, Holocaust and Genocide Studies does not directly apply to the curriculum or the course work. On my journey of searching for what exactly what I wanted to do in the fashion industry, I found myself… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters for Legal Studies

My heart is governed by striving towards fairness. In this study of holocausts and genocides my heart is tested. I am tested because of my inclination towards law, a code of conduct that changes depending on country, legal status, gender,… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters to a Marine Biology Major

As a Marine Biology major; holocaust and genocide studies is not a required class for my specific field of studies but a choice I made to take as part of my graduation fulfillment. My lacking learning experience in middle school… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters for Sport Management Majors

The Holocaust is a constant reminder of what happens when we allow biases and prejudices to get the best of us. It is also a constant reminder of the ethical issues and dilemmas that we deal with as a society…. Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters in the Legal Field

The study of Holocaust and Genocide Studies should be important to our culture, as we can all afford a basic lesson in morality. The Holocaust is likely the most well documented atrocity we have encountered as a human race. When… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters for Sociologists

Genocide is not a word most of us associate with the United States and its history.  If we do, it’s probably in the context of America stopping Adolf Hitler and his attempted extermination of Jews, Romani, and other “undesirables” during… Continue Reading →

Native American Genocide Awareness

We’ve been talking about genocides of indigenous populations, and as part of it, we’ve been working to grapple with our own status as individuals living in a colonized nation. As a classroom exercise, we came up with these tweets to… Continue Reading →

Why do we study Holocaust and Genocide Studies?

As we begin Fall 2018, students in JST 300 – WMST 495 – WMST 595 (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) reflect on what they hope to gain or learn this semester by pursing this area of study. We’ll check in again… Continue Reading →

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