The course interrogates the still-little-known phenomenon of the presence of thousands of Spaniards in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II and explore the experience they lived and which only 2,000 survived. Course study will include interview, novel, memoir, journalistic reportage, poetry, and documentary film and guest speakers. Materials consulted in the Vienna archieves of the Mauthausen concentration camp, to which most Spanish prisoners of the Nazis were taken, will be incorporated into the course work.
(Spring) an Area II course from the Hispanic Studies Major, though a student need not be a Hispanic Studies major to enroll in the course. The course will be conducted in Spanish.