Jewish Studies Program in Poland, Summer 2012


The Holocaust in Poland

JWST 398/ENGL 398
June 28 - July 16, 2012 





Non-refundable deposit: $150

Fee Includes:      

  • Lodging
  • All travel between program start in Berlin, Germany and end in Warsaw, Poland
  • Guided tours and excursions
  • 1 meal per day

You must enroll in Summer Session II (tuition fees apply). Scholarship money may be available to reduce the price of your program. 


This experience will introduce you to one of the oldest and most fascinating countries in Eastern Europe while immersing you in an academic experience that closely resonates with this location.  You will examine the history of Jews in Poland leading up to, during, and following the Holocaust.  During this two-week session you will attain a basic knowledge of Polish history and culture.  While studying in Poland, you will become familiar with the richness of pre-World War II Jewish life and will experience firsthand the diversity and vitality of Poland’s contemporary cultural landscape.



The program begins in Berlin, Germany.  The group will then travel to Krakow, the cultural capital of Poland, and one of the largest, oldest, and most beautiful cities in the world.  The main landmarks include the Main Market Square with Saint Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle, and the National Art Museum.  Krakow has 28 museums, public art galleries, and several famous theatres. It also hosts many cultural events including the International Jewish Festival.  Additional tours are scheduled over the two weeks as part of the academic curriculum, including the cities of Lodz and Warsaw, the capital of Poland, featuring  a walking  tour of Old Town, a visit to the Jewish Historical Institute, the Warsaw Ghetto site, a synagogue, and a banquet in a typical Polish restaurant.



In Krakow, you will be housed in University dorms.  One meal is provided each day. 



Admission to the course requires permission of the instructor. A non-refundable deposit of $150 will be due before the program, which secures your seat in the program.

You must attend a Health & Safety meeting in order to participate in the program. Please call Study Abroad for more information. You must also sign a liability waiver form and provide emergency contact information.




Tuesday, January 31 - convo hour (12:15 pm)
English Department Village, UH 3800


Thursday, March 15 - convo hour (12:15 pm)
English Department Village, UH 3800




If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Holli Levitsky at or 310-338-7664.