Monthly Archives: December 2013

Arrival in Jerusalem

From Dec. 29 through Jan. 13, 22 students from Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University — led by Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of the Perkins Global Theological Education Program — are participating in the Palestine-Israel immersion course. Their itinerary includes lectures and interaction with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and scholars, and travel throughout the region, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Jericho, Bethlehem, Ramallah, the Sea of Galilee and more. Continue reading

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Christmas Day at Majdanek

An update from Kelly: So we are leaving in less than two days and I haven’t managed to write a single blog yet. My goal was to do one every day, but this trip is all so overwhelming that I … Continue reading

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Terror at Belzec

An update from Patricia, a graduate student in Perkins School of Theology: On Christmas Eve, we went to Belzec extermination camp, where in the course of 9 months, a typical course of time for one child to form, grow, and … Continue reading

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Brutality and horror at Gross Rosen

An update from Forrest, a sophomore human rights and journalism major: The Gross Rosen concentration camp isn’t your typical concentration camp. Yes, many things that happened here happened at the other camps, but that’s not what made this camp particularly … Continue reading

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More than ‘a place in a forest’

An update from Sarah, a sophomore Dedman College Scholar majoring in human rights, nonprofit organizational studies and music, with minors in religious studies, arts management and communication studies: Today, December 23, we took a four-hour bus ride from Warsaw to … Continue reading

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Breaking down the statistics

An update from Patricia, a graduate student in Perkins School of Theology: Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. This is a very well-known and disturbing statistic. I can’t seem to wrap my head around that number of people. … Continue reading

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Resistance

An update from Lara, a senior international studies and history major: My dad always wanted me to play an instrument. He believed that people who knew how to do something that required special talent and dedication had bigger chances of … Continue reading

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Remembering the children of the Holocaust

An update from Maria, a graduate student in liberal studies: When I think about the Holocaust I see the images of emaciated, walking corpses. These are most often adults because they were the ones most fit to work in the … Continue reading

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Shoes in Stutthof

Sixteen SMU students, faculty and staffers, along with D/FW community members, will be in Poland Dec. 18–30 to visit Holocaust sites. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, the group will visit cities and death camps where, during World War II, some 4,375,000 people were murdered during the country’s Nazi, Germany, occupation. Continue reading

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Stutthof: Do not look away

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in human rights and Spanish: CONCENTRATION CAMP: STUTTHOF GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: NEAR THE CITY OF GDANSK AND THE BALTIC SEA NUMBER OF PRISONERS: 110,000 DEATHS: 65,000 Unfortunately, the thought of establishing concentration camps had … Continue reading

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