Greensboro College Offers Course on the Holocaust and Genocide to the Public for Spring 2017

8409107_origGREENSBORO, N.C. — With members of the “alt-right” white-nationalist movement being given seats of power in the U.S. government, the time has never been better for a course on the Holocaust and genocide.

Greensboro College is offering such a course to the public for the Spring 2017 semester. SSC 3300, “Holocaust and Genocide,” will meet from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, Jan. 10 through May 2. Students may take the course for academic credit or may audit.

The course will be team-taught by Dr. Karl Schleunes, a world-renowned Holocaust scholar from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Dr. Paul Leslie, senior vice president and chief academic officer at Greensboro College.

It is devoted to exploring the historical conditions and human institutions that have produced and sustained genocides. Some of the world’s most significant scholars of genocide will participate in this class and will be read as part of the course.

The Holocaust survivor and scholar and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, who died in July, has written, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.”

If you think that humans ought not to be indifferent, please register.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Leslie at 336-272-7102, ext. 5282, or email

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.