Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
GE37220
Module Title
German-speaking Refugees from National Socialism in the UK
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Not be taken with GE27220
Pre-Requisite
Ability to read German
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Charmian Brinson (Emeritus Professor - Imperial College London)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation  (15 minute oral presentation in class)  20%
Semester Assessment Essay  (2500 words)  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Two questions to be answered from a choice of 6  50%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit all failed or missed elements  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Resit the exam if failed or missed  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. to understand different sophisticated German-language sources
2. to describe and analyse different German-language sources
3. discuss developments in German history
4. discuss developments in exile and refugee studies
5. carry out independent research

Brief description

This course aims to familiarise students with questions of German, Austrian and European history and culture from the 1930s to 1990s. It will give students a broad understanding of the most important aspects concerning German-speaking refugees from National Socialism in their historical, socio-economic and political context in the UK. It will explore the themes of National Socialism, exile, memory, gender and the changing nature of national identity exploring a variety of sources.

Content

Week 1 Lecture: Introduction: The Rise of National Socialism
Seminar: The Rise of National Socialism: extracts from Anna Gmeyner’s Manja
Week 2 Lecture: Life and Work under National Socialism
Seminar: The exclusion of the Jews: extracts from Anna Gmeyner’s Manja
Week 3 Seminar: Refugees from National Socialism: Anthony Grenville, Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain, ch.1
Seminar: Anthony Grenville, Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain, ch.2
Week 4 Seminar: Short Story: Hermynia Zur Mühlen 12 März 1938
Seminar: Eyewitness Account: The November Pogrom
Week 5 Lecture: The Kindertransport
Seminar: Memoir: Marion Charles: Ich war ein Glückskind
Week 6 Seminar: Memoir: Ich war ein Glückskind
Seminar: Memoir: Ich war ein Glückskind
Week 7 Lecture: TV Drama: ‘Landgericht’ and its background
Seminar: TV drama part 1: ‘Landgericht’
Week 8 Seminar: TV drama part 2: ‘Landgericht’
Seminar: Documentary on the making of ‘Landgericht’
Week 9 Lecture: Returning from exile: Hilde Spiel
Seminar: Diary: Rückkehr nach Wien
Week 10 Seminar: Commemoration and Memorial Culture
Seminar: Conclusion

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number This skill will be developed in discussion of historical and statistical information.
Communication This skill will be developed in the seminar and in the written and oral assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance This skill will be developed in seminar discussions, and through feedback and discussions of assessments.
Information Technology The use of the internet and Blackboard are essential for this module.
Personal Development and Career planning This module will develop the students understanding of different areas of German Studies, it will help them to analyse information and communicate information in written form and orally.
Problem solving These skills will be developed through the analysis of different sources. The ability to do so will be assessed in the presentation, essay and the exam.
Research skills These skills will be developed through the analysis of different sources. The ability to do so will be assessed in the presentation, essay and the exam
Subject Specific Skills This module will improve the students understanding of the German language, German history and German culture.
Team work This skill will be developed in seminars.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6