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 novels 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 United States. Class discussions will occur throughout the term. Free time will be available in every city for individual research and exploration.


4 sh


Acceptance into program and completion of GBL 1400

Course Types

Civilization; Expression; Experiential Learning Requirement; Jewish Studies Elective; German Studies Elective


Offered winter.

Previous Course Number

GBL 240


Application, acceptance and additional travel fee required. The course may also count as an English elective, and toward the Jewish Studies and German Studies minors.

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