This intensive unit explores the modern history of European Jews before and after the Holocaust. Students will travel to the major centres of interwar Jewish life in France, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania, and encounter the diverse heritage of Jewish life in each country. The unit will explore issues central to this period and the individuals who shaped their times. Students will visit museums, synagogues, cemeteries, destroyed ghettos and sites of mass murder such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will ask what remains of the past by looking at the ways in which the history of European Jews is being memorialised and renewed through efforts at reconstruction, immigration, and commemoration.
Dates: Dates TBC (Approx. July 2014)
Itinerary 2014: Includes Prato, Berlin, Krakow, Lublin, Zamosc, Vilnius, Bialystok, Warsaw, Paris
2014 Program: available in 2014
Instructors: Associate Professor Mark Baker; Dr Daniella Doron.
For: This unit is a level 3 and 4 Arts intensive unit for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students undertaking further study at Prato are also eligible. Cross-institutional accreditation may be approved.
Eligibility: Monash students who will be chosen on the basis of early interest and academic merit. Priority will be given to postgraduate students (see more information below under Applications, Eligibility, Fees and Funding).
Financial Support: Financial support available through the Monash Abroad Travel Grants Scheme (see more information below under Applications, Eligibility, Fees and Funding
ACJC Travel Scholarships: For details of scholarships available to students enrolled in Jewish Studies Abroad units, see Scholarships and prizes and CSU links.