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CofC in Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands 2018: Jewish Studies

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 14, 2018
Program Ends: May 31, 2018
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,800
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Program Locations:

Germany Berlin
Netherlands Amsterdam
Poland Krakow, Warsaw
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Medical insurance
-$50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for three credits and associated fees
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their course.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


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


Tracing the Holocaust: Germany, Poland, The Netherlands takes us 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 percent 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 graduate students. In Berlin and Amsterdam we will tour the old Jewish neighborhoods, assess the meaning and impact of memorials to the dead and reminders to the living, and sample the dynamic night life of the cities. With Berlin as a focal point we will visit out-of-the-way sites such as the Ravensbruck and Buchenwald concentration camps, which will 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 focusing on the experiences of Dutch Jews under Nazi rule (the Jewish people of Holland suffered the highest rate of death of any western Jews) and tour the old Jewish quarters of a vanished bourgeoisie. At every stop, we will investigate how the Holocaust is remembered and forgotten, and how young Poles, Germans, and Dutch come to grips with a troubling past.

Students should expect a significant amount of walking throughout the program.


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Theodore Rosengarten
Department of Jewish Studies

Professor Rosengarten is the Zucker-Goldberg Professor of Holocaust Studies at CofC. He has previously led study a broad groups to Poland and Germany in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2014. He also made a trip to the Ukraine and Poland (Sept 2012) to make academic presentations.

Dale Rosengarten
Special Collections-Addlestone Library

Ms. Rosengarten is the director of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College’s Addlestone Library and is a scholar of American Jewish history. She has assisted in several other study abroad programs, including programs to Poland and Germany in 2009, 2011, and 2014.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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