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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

Maymester Course: Tracing the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Saturday, May 24, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, June 7, 2014 (All day)


This Maymester course takes participants to that part of the world where Nazi Germany carried out the “final solution to the Jewish question” under the cover of World War II.  Poland was home to some 3,300,000 Jews before the war:  by the end of the war, 90 percent of this population was no longer alive. The Holocaust, the genocide against the Jews, annihilated almost entirely Polish Jewry. Another two million Jews from every corner of Europe were transported to extermination camps—the most infamous of which, Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Chelmno, are an essential part of this Study Abroad program’s itinerary. In addition, participants will be guided through old Jewish neighborhoods and historical sites of interest in the cities of Krakow, Warsaw, Bialystok, and Berlin. At every stop, we will investigate how the Holocaust is remembered or forgotten, and how young Poles and Germans come to grips with their nations’ horrific past.

For details and contact information, see the pdf below.  

PDF icon Maymester -Tracing the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.pdf