Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/12/16 08:19

[ Call for Application ]

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows program is open to students who have recently received their undergraduate degrees and those who are enrolled in a graduate program.  Applications from students with interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, genocide prevention, human rights or social improvement is strongly encouraged. Deadline for application is February 2, 2009.

After a brief orientation in New York City, the Fellows travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time they visit Krakow, Warsaw, Oswiecim (Auschwitz), and Lodz.  The Fellows will also be taken on a study trip throughout south-east Poland (formerly known as Galicia)  to explore the area’s rich Jewish heritage and meet with local Jewish and non-Jewish leaders to learn about pre-war Jewish life, life under the Nazi occupation, and Jewish life during Communism, as well as about the status of the Jewish community in Poland today.  In Oswiecim, the Fellows attend an intensive program at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum where they tour the camps, study the history of Jewish, Roma, and Polish inmates, and learn how to use the archives, collections, publications, and educational departments.  The Fellows engage in sessions with Polish and German students, which hope to dispel societal stereotypes and prejudices, while at the same time promoting the creation of lasting cross-cultural relationships.  It is the goal of the program that, upon returning home, Fellows incorporate the lessons they have learned into their intellectual, personal, and professional lives in a significant way. 
 
See the application form here (.doc).
Please send completed application and materials to the following address: Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program, Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280, Attn: Shiri B. Sandler.
 
 
 



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