Past study tours have taken place in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Each program provides an exceptional opportunity to engage with learning at historic sites, explore cultural forums, and discuss pedagogical issues related to teaching the Holocaust in contemporary classrooms. The THM’s Study Tour is an intense, rigorous program that combines academic with reflective and experiential modes of learning.
The Study Tour is a unique educational program that brings teachers, teacher candidates and faculty to sites of Jewish memory in Austria and Poland. It is an intense, rigorous program that combines academic with reflective and experiential modes of learning.
By visiting historic sites of destruction (Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Mauthausen), of Jewish culture (Lublin Yeshiva) and of rescue participants actively encounter living history. These encounters are supplemented with pedagogical methods and expertise to enable participants to teach about the Holocaust in new and meaningful ways when they return to their classrooms.
The program is made possible with the generous support of the Bill Glied Memorial Fund and private donors, allowing the THM to offer scholarships to qualifying teachers.