Shortly after World War II ended, thinkers such as Arendt, Adorno, and Buber reflected on the causes of the Jewish genocide and its impact on humanity. It has taken decades, however, for others (such as Fackenheim, Habermas or Derrida) to confront “Auschwitz.” In this course, we will inquire into the challenges the Holocaust poses to philosophy, to ethics in particular. The thinkers discussed reflect on the collapse of traditional ethical systems in the wake of National Socialism. In various ways and in different religious and cultural contexts, they try to find an alternative moral foundation for life “after Auschwitz.”