Used by permission: United States Holocaust Memorial Museumn


June 6 - July 3, 2014


This course transfers to ASU with an HU (Humanities and fine arts) designation.
             (This class may be taken for 3 credits, or on a non-credit basis for those who are simply interested in the subject.)

This is the word the Nazis used to describe their goal of eradicating
anyone and everyone — the “sub-humans”  —  who stood in the way of the
Master Race and its conquest of the world.

      But the Nazis’ enemies were people, and it is their histories, religions,
         diaries, stories, poetry and artwork on which this class will focus.

Wanton cruelty, casual brutality and willful ignorance;
unbearable theological and moral dilemmas;
resistance in the face of monstrous tyranny
and examples of almost incredible care for one’s fellow man:
all of these are our concern as we begin our study of the Holocaust.

For the course description, tentative syllabus, and photographs click here

      Instructor: Dr. Ruth Callahan: Glendale Community College,
Office 07-125
Tel: 623.845.3769

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What we will do and see:
This course offers a wealth of opportunities to lean about the Holocaust by exploring Prague, hearing specialist guest lecturers, and even travelling to Krakow, in Poland.

In Prague, we will visit the Terezín Institute before our day trip to the Theresienstadt/Terezín, where the Nazis built a model concentration camp, and then we will go on to Lidice, the village the Nazis destroyed after the assassination of Reichprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Students will also be able to visit the Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius where the partisans who killed Heydrich were trapped and shot.

The entire old Jewish Quarter will be presented on a guided walk, and we will return there for other events and lectures.

We will also make a weekend visit to Krakow, in Poland, where we will see  and eat dinner in the Kazimierz, the old Jewish Quarter there. Across the  Vistula, we will spend time in the new and fascinating museum of Krakow Under Nazi Occupation 1939-45 , housed in buildings once home to the famous Oscar Schindler’s enamel work factory. Very importantly, our class will have its own guide to Auschwitz/ Birkenau, the extermination camps whose names are emblematic of the Holocaust. We will then have a free day for sight-seeing, when students may choose to tour the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine.

There will be almost daily opportunities throughout the course for a wide variety of wonderful cultural experiences in Prague. You may choose to sit down for a drink in front of the Municipal House, attend a black-light theater performance, or attend any one of countless classical music performances in Prague, again at the Municipal House, the Klementinum, the Estates Theater where Mozart’s Don Giovanni was first performed and so on.

Everyone studying in Prague will take a guided tour of Prague Castle, as well as an overnight stay in the UNESCO–protected World Heritage city of Český Krumlov.

Cost of the program including tuition, all excursions, entrance fees and lodgings: $2598.00

For general “Abroad” information and an application, please contact:
Program Director Susan Mills,
through the program website: or, Tel: Work 602 286-8487 Cell 480 242-8358