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|Class Standing:||1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate||Program Type:||ODU Faculty Led Program|
|Maximum Credits Earned:||3||Minimum GPA:||2|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Area(s) of Study:||History, Jewish Studies|
|Faculty Leader:||Finley-Croswhite, A.||Estimated Cost of Attendance:||<$5,000|
Paris, Krakow & Auschwitz
The French Holocaust
HIST 304T/396/497/697 French 396
Paris/Auschwitz is a study-abroad experience that focuses on the Holocaust, one of modern Europe’s most tragic and senseless “events” resulting in the loss of over 6 million Jews as well as gypsies, homosexuals, and political enemies of the Nazi state. When most people think of the Holocaust, they think of Nazi Germany, yet Jews from almost all European countries died during the Holocaust, inclusive of 76,000 French victims sacrificed by the Vichy collaborative government. This course focuses on what happened in France and ties that experience to Auschwitz, the death camp where most deported French Jews were sent.
Paris/Auschwitz explores “Jewish Paris” and the sites associated with a thriving pre-World War II Jewish Parisian population inclusive of famous synagogues and the historic “Marais” district. We will also visit more traditional Parisian landmarks such as the “Eiffel Tower,” once known as the “Jewish Tower,” and the various Parisian monuments associated with the cruel deportations. From Paris we will then take the “perverse journey” to Auschwitz via Kraków in Poland where we will explore the impressive Kazimierz Jewish Quarter before making a two-day visit to one of the most terrible sites of 20th-century crimes against humanity: Auschwitz/Birkenau. Juxtaposed with the larger narrative of the Holocaust, this course also retraces the lives of several French Jews who experienced Auschwitz and asks students to reflect on their personal stories.
Spring class meeting dates (mandatory): Orientation-Friday, February 7 from 4:00-5:30 pm; Pre-trip classes Monday, February 3, 10 (4:20-7:00) Friday, February 21, 5:00-8:00; There will be two additional post trip gatherings, TBD. Students are encouraged to attend one screening of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, TBD.
PREREQUISITES: All students must be in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or above. NOTE: Advanced history majors may register for the course as HIST 497 and graduate students may register as HIST 697. More advanced work will be required for the upper levels. Students taking HIST 304T must focus their Study Abroad research paper on Holocaust medical history. FREN 396 will include work in French.
Marais District; Rue de Rosiers/Pletzl Quartier
Synagogue Tour/Memorial de la Shoah
Drancy Deportation Camp
Kraków Kazimierz District
Day 1: March 6- Depart Norfolk for Paris, France
Day 2: March 7- Arrival in Paris, transfer to hotel, evening tour of Vel d’Hiv Roundup, ending with visit to Eiffel Tower
Day 3: March 8- AM lecture; free day to explore; 8:00 pm dinner near Montmartre
Day 4: March 9- Paris synagogue tour; visit to Memorial de la Shoah; dinner in historic Jewish district
Day 5: March 10- Bus excursion to Drancy deportation camp; meet with Holocaust survivors in PM; Free evening
Day 6: March 11- Travel to Krakow, PM visit to Oskar Schindler Museum; free evening in Krakow
Day 7: March 12- Tour Kazimierz Jewish District; Galicia Jewish Museum and Podgorze Jewish Ghetto
Day 8: March 13- Auschwitz-Birkenau tour
Day 9: March 14 -Visit site of Plaszow concentration camp; free afternoon in Kraków, final dinner in historic Jewish quarter with Klezmer Music concert
Day 10: March 15- Depart Kraków for Norfolk
*Subject to Change: The office of Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.
Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite received her Ph.D. in early modern European history at Emory University in 1991 with a specialization in religious violence. She has taught at Old Dominion University since then, authored two books and many articles, and has served as both Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 2001-06 and Chair of History, 2006-2010. She is currently Professor of History and teaches courses in early modern and modern French and European history, Holocaust history, and the history of medicine. For more information on Dr. Finley-Croswhite and her work see:
$3,250 with scholarship*
Roundtrip airfare from/to Norfolk, airport transfers, accommodations (double/triple rooms; single supplement extra, if available), all breakfasts, meals as indicated on itinerary, public transportation pass, entrance fees, health insurance, and study abroad fee.
ODU tuition for 3 credits (participants are required to register for credit), meals other than those indicated above, transport other than indicated above, expenses of a personal nature.
Students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad. Note: to qualify for summer aid, undergraduate students must enroll in at least 3 additional credit hours; graduate students need only enroll for 3 credit hours to receive financial aid during the summer.
Dean’s Education Abroad Awards are available for the first 8 qualified students accepted for this program. Eligibility: Full-time ODU student, 2.5 GPA or higher, approval of participation by the Office of Study Abroad and the program’s faculty leader.
Estimated cost without scholarship:
$3,650. For some students, regular student financial aid support can be increased due to the additional cost of studying abroad. See the Office of Study Abroad for a program budget and referral to Student Financial Aid staff who assist study abroad students.
$300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on November 15, 2013 and the other half on January 17, 2014.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Prof. Annette Finley-Croswhite
Department of History
8000 Batten Arts & Letters
Prof. Brett Beber
Department of History
8000 Batten Arts & Letters
Office of Study Abroad
2006 Dragas Hall
49th St. and Hampton Blvd.