At the time when the Holocaust recedes into history, the imperative to “never forget” acquires new urgency. In this course, we focus on various modes of talking about this traumatic historical event. Can horror be accommodated in language? Is there a privileged genre that would do justice to suffering? Is the Holocaust unique or should it be considered in comparison with other genocides? These and other questions will arise from the examination of eye-witness accounts by camp survivors, excerpts from Holocaust diaries written in the ghetto, perpetrator testimony, works by historians, and literary works. The course includes excerpts from films, documentaries, and other video-taped material.