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UC Santa Cruz launches new legacy course on the Holocaust with Coursera

Peter Kenez

Peter Kenez

Murray Baumgarten

Murray Baumgarten

UC Santa Cruz has launched a new version of its free online course, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, through the Coursera platform.

The course was developed and is taught by professors Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez, based on their acclaimed UC Santa Cruz class that they taught in-person on campus for over three decades. It is preserved as a UCSC legacy course in an online, on-demand format, free and open to the public.

Kenez is a native of Hungary and a Holocaust survivor. A professor emeritus in the History Department at UC Santa Cruz, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been teaching Russian and modern European history at UCSC since 1966.

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