This summer program (August 3-17, 2013) will bring North American graduate students and prospective graduate students to Munich, Germany in order to introduce them to major archives, teach them how to utilize German sources, develop or improve their German language skills, and give them the opportunity to meet with European faculty and students working in the field of Holocaust studies.
During their 2 week stay in Munich, students will obtain special access to five local archives--the Munich City Archive, the Bavarian State Archive, the Institute for Contemporary History Archive, the Deutsche Museum Archive, and the Siemens Archive. Representatives of the Bundesarchiv-Ludwigsburg, and the International Tracing Service Archive in Bad Arolsen will travel to Munich to meet with participants.
Research and discussion of the material will be guided by leading scholars of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany including Christopher Browning, Wolf Gruner, Andrea Loew, Wendy Lower, Juergen Matthaeus, Hans Mommsen, Dieter Pohl, Susanna Schrafstetter, Alan Steinweis, and Andreas Wirsching.
This seminar will commence with a keynote address by Professor Christopher Browning.
The program will also feature excursions to Obersalzburg, Nuremberg, and Dachau Concentration Camp. Participants will conduct interviews with German witnesses and visit historically-related sites in Munich.
The ideal participants will be graduate students in North American universities who are researching topics related to Holocaust history, with preference given to those who express a need to visit German archives to complete their dissertations. Those who are considering graduate programs and have an outstanding undergraduate record of studying the Holocaust and conducting primary research will also be encouraged to apply.
WENDY LOWER, John K. Roth Professor of History
Claremont McKenna College,
850 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-6420
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