Published: Nov. 28, 2017

Doctors and staff of the Lodz Ghetto Hospital, Poland, 1940-1944

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce a brand-new course for Spring 2018, Ethics, Medicine, and the Holocaust: Legacies in Health and Society (JWST 4800/5800). The course is offered in collaboration between the CU Boulder and Anschutz Medical campuses, offering a unique opportunity for students to learn with peers from our sister campus.

This course, which is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, will explore the roles that health care professionals played in supporting and resisting the Third Reich and approaches for preventing genocide and crimes against humanity.

According to the course instructor, Professor Daniel Goldberg, this topic is important for many reasons. "Health care professionals continue to participate in atrocities, attempted genocides, and mass crimes across the globe," Professor Goldberg says. "Understanding why healers do so is critical for evaluating attempts to prevent such events." Ethics, Medicine, and the Holocaust will look at how leading human rights scholars have referred to the Nuremberg Doctors' Trials as the birth of modern bioethics in the West and why seemingly good people are susceptible to participation in atrocity. 

This course is offered in person and includes a distance component. It is open to both graduate and undergraduate* students. Students can enroll through MyCUInfo. Questions? Please email the Program in Jewish Studies at

Ethics, Medicine, and the Holocaust: Legacies in Health and Society

Professor Daniel Goldberg
JWST 4800-001/5800-001 | M 6:00PM - 8:30PM | 3.0

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*Undergraduates need instructor permission to enroll in this course. Please email Professor Daniel Goldberg at