Germany, Czech Republic, Poland: Holocaust Memories in Berlin, Prague, and Poland
This is an upper division history course, focused on memories of the Holocaust still be be found in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Students will read three books: Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, by Marlin Caplan; Survival in Auschwitz, by Primo Levi; and The Forger: An Extraordinary Story of Survival in War-time Berlin, by Cioma Schoenhaus.
Students will visit concentration camps, death camps, and memorials and museums, not only for the chance to "be there" where the crimes took place, but also for the additional information to be found. Course requirements will include keeping a journal and writing an essay or research paper, plus participation in discussions and class activities.
HIST 388: GUR and department credit.
$5,000. Includes airfare, lodging, program related transportation, and supplemental study abroad insurance. PLU reserves the right to add a surcharge in response to unanticipated price increase.
These estimated additional costs indicated below are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses may vary according to student interests, individual needs, and spending habits:
April 13, 2012. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required with the application. A $250.00 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation in the course is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance. Maximum of 18 students.