How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
Take a deep and complex look at the Holocaust and what’s happened in its wake since WWII ended. After exploring the time periods before and during the Holocaust, we’ll shift focus to the denial movement in the US and Europe that has cropped up in the wake of this horrific event. Through an exploration of the subject through various media, we’ll grapple intensely with questions about the importance of history and the role of scholarship.
Course Dates:
Self-paced - open for registration NOW
5 weeks


Jason Ridler, PhD

Jason Ridler, PhD is a professor and the author of Mavericks of War. As a war studies expert and online education specialist, he has spent the last two decades teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate military history and writing courses. He has taught extensively on war and technology, the history of science, unconventional warfare, and counter insurgency.


Exorcising Hitler’s Ghost: The Holocaust, Denial, and the Importance of History
Norwich Pro is proud to offer this course that prompts learners to think about how we recreate the past and converge evidence of historical events. Through selected readings, films, video interviews, and assignments, you will reflect on such subjects as why the Holocaust still matters, how the death squads and death camps came to be, and the pseudo-history and flawed arguments used by Holocaust deniers.

Topics Include:

  • Origins of the Holocaust
  • Execution of the Holocaust, 1941-1945
  • From war crimes to the denial movement
  • History on trial: David Irving’s libel case and the role of historians
  • History on the big screen: the film, Denial (2016)

Who Should Register:

  • History buffs or anyone excited to dive deep into the details of a specific WWII event
  • Teachers of history, government, social studies, or politics to enhance knowledge and earn professional development hours and CEUs for annual teaching license renewal

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted. Designed by an expert team of military historians and learning experience designers.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject.
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.


Exorcising Hitler’s Ghost: The Holocaust, Denial, and the Importance of History
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Be prepared to learn from each other