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Explore the sites and experiences of our Travel Study Seminars through the eyes of the participants

In Munich, 5 decades of evading grief by Jesse Atkin

Why are there three memorials to the murdered Israeli athletes in Munich’s Olympic Park? Because it took so long to get things right.

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An Oasis in Time and Space by Joelle Chandler

This Shabbat in Berlin was different. This Shabbat was an Oasis in Time and Space.

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Optional by Jessie Atkin

Change is slow, but it can take place. Both the Germany Close Up program and my visit to the East Side Gallery made that loud and clear.

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For me, learning about the Holocaust and seeing the Holocaust sites are two different concepts. In some regard, learning and reading allows you to have a sense of self-fulfillment that you understand what you read, but when you visually encounter these atrocities, this all changes…I expected to only learn, but we did so much more. We commemorated, we remembered, and we celebrated the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust. We prayed, we broke bread with total strangers, and by the end, it was a truly close-knit community.

Blake Humphrey  •  student

Visiting this place and thereby telling a story from my past and connecting it to the history of the world is very intriguing and engaging. We want our students to be engaged in our lessons and this is a guaranteed way to do that.

Anne Holly Neely  •  teacher
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