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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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Images from Mount Tabor

An update from Katherine McCarthy, Master of Divinity student: Mount Tabor – Site of the Transformation of Jesus. The place where Jesus becomes radiant in glory. Where human nature meets God It is the historical meeting place for the temporal … Continue reading

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Pale Mother

An update from Dexter, a graduate student: The following message, in German, was found on an iron or bronze placard located near the artwork, pictured here, which symbolizes barbed wire, and is located immediately outside the gates to the concentration … Continue reading

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Lety Labor Camp

An update from Gina, a senior, majoring in marketing: Today we left Prague and road tripped on our bus through many sites on our way to Vienna. We had an expert of the Roma side of the Holocaust accompany us … Continue reading

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Magdala

An joint update from Heather Gottas (third-year Master of Divinity candidate) and Michelle Ashley (second-year Master of Divinity candidate): So far, our pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine has chronologically/thematically followed Jesus’ life and social context. In keeping, today our travels … Continue reading

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Reflection meetings

An update from Bob, a graduate student in American studies: We had three reflection meetings where each person talked about his reactions to the trip. Each had a different memory of some site. For some it was the piles of … Continue reading

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Post-trip

An update from Kenneth, a sophomore majoring in music and English, with minors in history and Spanish: More than anything this trip has convinced me of the continued need for education, remembrance, and thought about the Holocaust and other tragic … Continue reading

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Meeting a Survivor

An update from Gina, a senior, majoring in marketing: On Thursday we made a bit of a road trip out to visit Terezin. We saw the train station where the prisoners were brought to the camp, as well as the … Continue reading

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Caesarea to Nazareth

an update from Rev. Karan Young, pastor at First United Methodist Church of Tulia, Texas: We are heading north today on our third day of exploring Palestine and Israel. As we made our way by bus, I observed a great … Continue reading

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