CofC in Poland, Germany, Netherlands: Jewish Studies (Summer)

Program Dates and Fee:

May 9 – May 27, 2022 | Program fee coming soon* (Will not include tuition)

Students take the following course:

  • JWST 300: Tracing the Holocaust: Poland, Germany, and The Netherlands (3 credits)

Program Description:

This program will take students to a 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 three-and-a-half million Jews, 90 per cent of whom died in the genocide we call the Holocaust. Another two million Jews from every corner of Europe were transported to extermination centers such as Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Chelmno—three places we will visit in Poland. In Krakow and Warsaw, we will tour former Jewish neighborhoods and visit museums, synagogues, and churches, and hold joint classes with Polish students. In Berlin and Amsterdam, we will tour the old Jewish neighborhoods, assess the meaning and impact of memorials to the dead, and sample the dynamic nightlife of the cities. With Berlin as a focal point, we will visit sites such as Ravensbruck and Buchenwald concentration camps which give us new windows into the evolving story of the Holocaust. In Amsterdam, we will have a day of seminars at the Anne Frank House, visit Jewish sites, and, taking a boat ride through the city’s famous canals, identify the homes of the historic Afro-Dutch and colonial peoples of color. We will investigate how the Holocaust and colonialism are remembered and forgotten, and how young Germans, Dutch, and Poles come to grips with a troubling past.

Program Director:

Please contact Dr. Ted Rosengarten at or Dr. Dale Rosengarten at if you have any questions about this program.

Financing Summer Study Abroad:

  • In-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate.
  • Out-of-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate plus 30% for courses associated with summer study abroad programs.
  • The Center for International Education offers scholarships from $500 – $2,000. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. Learn more here.
  • You may be eligible for additional financial aid during the summer term.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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