Program Dates: May 31 - June 23, 2019
Course: HIST 304: History or the Holocaust
OR HIST 495: Special Topics
Travel Costs: $4,085
Accommodations: two bed private room with ensuite bath in either a hotel, pension, or hostel.
Meals: breakfast is included.
All ground transportation and museum and guide fees are covered by the trip fee.
CSULB Tuition: $945
Course Description: This course examines the attempted destruction of European Jews by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Students will trace the roots of antisemitism in European history, the origins of Hitler's anti-Jewish assault, and its context within his desire to create a racial state, and the process from ghettoization to extermination. Other topics explored include Jewish resistance within Europe, the action and/or inaction of bystanders and of the Allied powers to the killing process, and the world reation to these events up to the present day.
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The trip will include visits to major Holocaust memorial sites, including ghettos, concentration camps, and extermination camps. Participants will also meet with members of NGO groups working on behalf of minority rights in several of the countries we will visit.
While the subject of this course is obviously quite dark, I will include a variety of more "tourist" activities as well, including:
Berlin – visit to the Pergamon Museum.
Dresden – a trip on the Elbe River on a nineteenth-century steamboat and a visit to the Green Vault (the treasure collections of the kings of Saxony).
Prague – A walking tour of the historic Old Town.
Vienna – Cake and coffee in Freud's favorite café on the Ringstrasse, as well as a free day to explore the city or countryside.
Warsaw – A guided tour of the brand new Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Lublin - Visits to renaissance-era towns of Zamosc and Kazimierz Dolny.
Krakow - A visit to Wawel Castle.
Just a reminder: one need not be a student at CSULB to participate in a study abroad class. It is open to anyone who is interested.
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Jeffrey Blutinger for more information at
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 11, 2019