This intensive unit explores the modern history of European Jews before and after the Holocaust. Students will travel to major centres of interwar Jewish life in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland 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: TBC July 2016
Itinerary 2014: Includes Prato, Milan, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Krakow, ending in Warsaw.
Cost: approx $4500: The package includes flight from Prato to Berlin, transport, accommodation, museum entries, breakfast and one other meal per day. To secure a spot, a deposit of $500 must be paid to the Arts Prato office. This will be deducted from the full cost of the program. Costs DO NOT include international return flights between Melbourne and Europe.
Instructors: Mark Baker, Sue Hampel
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 (for more information go to Monash Prato). For eligibility requirements and application process, please go to Arts in Prato here: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/prato/
Financial Support: Financial support available through the Monash Abroad Travel Grants Scheme and Overseas Study Loan.
ACJC Travel Scholarships: For details of scholarships available to students enrolled in Jewish Studies Abroad units, see Scholarships and prizes and CSU links.
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