Dates have been announced for the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program, which will take place from June 29-July 22, 2014. The application is available at https://mjhnyc.wufoo.com/forms/auschwitz-jewish-center-fellows-program-2013/. The application is due on January 18, 2014.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three and a half week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2014 in Holocaust studies or related fields. Students of all faiths and ethnicities with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. All program costs, including international travel, lodging, room and board, and materials, are covered for student Fellows.
In 2014, up to four professors who teach the Holocaust but have not made it their primary area of study will be accepted as Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellowship is open to faculty of all faiths and ethnicities. The cost of the Faculty Fellows program is $4,800 per person, which includes all hotel rooms in single accommodations, meals in New York, materials, international airfare, internal travel in Poland, and entrance fees. The majority of meals in Poland are not included in the syllabus and are not provided. Past Faculty Fellows have funded their participation through university and department grants and travel funding.
Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Kraków, Warsaw, Łódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.
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