I-witness Holocaust field school

Berlin memorial
Students visit Holocaust memorial sites across Europe and learn about Holocaust memorialization as part of the I-Witness field school.

** Update (May 2020): Following guidelines set forth by the Government of Canada and BC's provincial health officer, the university has placed a temporary hold on outbound global mobility programs. For more information, visit www.uvic.ca/covid-19/travel/index.php **

The I-witness field school project (GMST 489) explores the ways in which the Holocaust has become memorialized in Central Europe.

Following one week of intensive study at UVic, you will spend three weeks in Central Europe exploring various memorial spaces in three different countries (Germany, Austria, and Poland)—from the sites of former concentration camps to the stumbling stone project, from former ghettos to railway stations, from cemeteries to T-4 euthanasia sites, from museums to memorials.

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