Study Tour: Jewish Poland Past and Present

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Course ID: 30922
Location: On Campus

Poland was once home to the largest Jewish community in the world. Known for its scholars and merchants, rabbis and socialists, Zionists, artists, writers and hoodlums, it was the world center of both traditional Jewish learning and a burgeoning modern secular culture in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish. The very lands where Jewish life thrived for nearly a millennium were also the site of its near annihilation during the Holocaust. This tour will include an in-depth visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and other Holocaust memorials, but its focus will be Jewish life, both past and present. Students will be required to keep a daily log and submit a research paper after the tour. Course syllabus available upon request.