Thomas Burke is a freelance writer, writing tutor, and history enthusiast who has developed a deep personal interest in the Holocaust. He is assisting a Holocaust survivor in compiling a memoir and has conducted extensive research over the past year. He has developed this course in order to share and discuss his findings and his ongoing research with those who are interested in knowing more about The Holocaust.
Course Title: The Holocaust: Origin, Planning, Execution, and Its Echoes Today (Spring Term 2019)
"Tom is well read and is well spoken. He shares the information thoroughly and pointedly offering short but specific examples of material he is covering."
"Tom Burke is a terrific scholar and teacher. He was so organized and kept us riveted with all the facts and stories he was telling us. I don't always take notes in classes, but I did here because there was a lot I want to remember."
Course Title: Perspectives on the Holocaust (Spring Term 2018)
"Mr. Burke was well organized. He brought a real feeling of passion to the subject. One could readily tell that he cared deeply about the subject matter, about teaching it and about how it would and should be taught in the future."
"Tom shared his extensive knowledge in a very respectful manner, particularly given the subject matter. Slides were good and I particularly enjoyed when he gave us information about specific people and what they had done, on top of just the statistics."
"Mr. Burke belongs in a college classroom. He is impressively knowledgeable and very good and conveying this information. A terrific course."