Program Details

Many class sessions will be held in the newly-opened modern Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a narrative museum with an interactive multimedia core exhibition covering 1000 years of Jewish history on Polish soil. Wide variety of electives to choose
Location:
Warsaw, Poland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break

Program Overview

Program Description:
Study the triumphs and tragedies as well as the current status of Europe’s Jewish community in history-rich Poland. Jewish Studies in Poland combines classroom lectures with workshops, guest speakers, and visits to historical sites. It should be of special interest to anyone seeking to understand the history of WWII and Communism, or how state policy can help or hinder social tolerance.

Many class sessions will be held in the newly-opened modern Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a narrative museum with an interactive multimedia core exhibition covering 1000 years of Jewish history on Polish soil. Wide variety of electives to choose from, including, but not limited, to: • Holocaust and Genocide • The History of Polish Jews • Foreign Security Policy of Israel • Polish Language • Yiddish Language • Professional Internship • Research Project

Setting Description:
For many centuries, Poland was the home of the majority of Jews in the world. Enforced religious tolerance made Poland a destination for Jews persecuted elsewhere. This massive population contributed to Poland's golden age, building successful commercial, cultural, and social networks. Poland's Jews were decimated during WWII and persecuted under the Communist regime, but today, democratic Poland is reviving as a vibrant center of Jewish culture, with hundreds of scholars studying the wider region's historical sites and artifacts that so richly portray the triumphs and tragedies of the European Jews.

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