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Poland Reflections

An update from Ogulcan, a senior double majoring in international studies and markets and culture, and minoring in human rights: Traveling to Poland with the Human Rights program truly impacted me as a person in several ways. For many years, … Continue reading

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Euphemisms

An update from Ashley, a senior majoring in management and English, and minoring in human rights: Historical Context The Chelmno extermination camp was built near the Polish city, Lodz, for the specific aim to carry out what the Nazis called … Continue reading

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Reflections Post Trip

An update from Miles, a senior majoring in economics and sport management: After joining the Human Rights Program on the annual trip to Poland in December, 2014 and developing a deep interest in the Holocaust and human rights in general, … Continue reading

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Łódź Radegast Station

An update from Emma, a senior majoring in advertising: The Lodz train station was very different than the other sites we visited previously. Rather than being an end point for Holocaust victims, it was actually where the victims started their journey from … Continue reading

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Reflection in a Poem

An update from Jin Ae, a junior majoring in anthropology and human rights: The hardest, most emotionally exhausting day on the trip for me was Christmas Eve. We were originally scheduled to go to the Krepiec Forest and then the Belzec … Continue reading

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Questions

An update from Rod Dennis, second-year Master of Divinity candidate: Day 13 of a wonderful journey. Thirty five people left American soil for a pilgrimage in Palestine. Many came with questions, some just for a chance to visit the Holy … Continue reading

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To Petra

An update from Betty Conkrite: Up early this morning, getting ready to leave Bethlehem, for our Petra visit. We will travel to Jordan, change buses and meet our new guide for our Petra tour. We will visit Madaba and Mount … Continue reading

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Jerusalem – Shalom Hartman Institute Lectures

An update from Robert Selvakumar, second-year Master of Divinity student: Today was like none other day. We visited The Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The day’s program was very cleverly crafted by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles and Dr. Marcie Lenk. From … Continue reading

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The Engineering of Evil

An update from Dexter, a graduate student: The Nazis performed the greatest and most efficient genocide in history.  They also set a new low in euthanasia, deciding to arbitrarily who was the most “unfit” – meaning who they would target … Continue reading

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Jordan River

An update from Georgia Barrett (third-year Master of Divinity candidate): Going on a trip to the Holy Land has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I have seen so many wonderful sites on this journey. However, the … Continue reading

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