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JEWISH THINKING IN THE 20TH CENTURY: HANNAH ARENDT
Hannah Arendt is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and thought-provoking thinkers of the 20th century. However, she is also a controversial figure for various reasons. This course will delve into two crucial periods of Arendt’s life and work: her most renowned work, “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, and her time as a New Yorker journalist covering the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem. We will explore her main ideas and writings that have made her an intriguing intellectual and philosopher, as well as the reasons behind the criticisms she faced, including the notorious false allegation that she blamed the Jews for the Holocaust.
The course is given in English.
No prior knowledge about the subject is needed.
Course material is included in the cost for this course.
About the teacher
Lior Becker, PhD, is a modern historian, teacher, and interdisciplinary scholar. His areas of expertise are Holocaust history, historiography and memory, 19th and 20th-century intellectual history, genocide studies, and Eastern-European Jewish history and culture. He has long experience teaching teens and adults in both Sweden and Israel.
Photo: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), AP/TT taken from https://sverigesradio.se/.