This course will allow participants to learn about the Holocaust through tours of concentration/extermination camps, ghettos, and discussions with Holocaust scholars and survivors. The course originates in Amsterdam, continues to Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, and Prague and concludes in Nuremberg, Germany, all extremely significant locations for Jews during the Holocaust. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Jewish museums and archives, synagogues, and Jewish cemeteries, as well as more traditional tourist attractions such as cathedrals, castles, and art museums. Preparation for the course will include reading the novel Treblinka (Jean-Francoise Steiner) and Night (Elie Wiesel). Students will also keep a journal and research their project throughout the journey and will prepare their final project after they return to the States. Class discussions will occur throughout the term. Free time will be available in every city for individual research and exploration. Cross-listed with ENG 240 IS.. Application and acceptance required. Additional travel fee is required. Counts toward Civilization or Expression (Literature) requirement, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement. The course may also count as an English elective, and toward the Jewish Studies and German Studies minors.


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