Global Education and Study Abroad

Study Abroad in Nuremberg, Germany and Krakow, Poland

Why do some people experience atrocity and emerge deeply changed, but still resilient and full of hope, and others lose meaning and belief in the human spirit? This course will explore the depth and breadth of the human spirit’s response to evil. Students will read key literary works from psychology and literature that examine the causes of the Holocaust and the response of individuals and communities to human atrocity. Students will then read literary responses to the Holocaust in light of the psychological underpinnings. During Fall Break, students will travel to Nuremberg and Krakow and visit Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps, the Nuremberg Nazi party sites, German painter Albrecht Durer’s home, and the German National Museum.

Readings (tentative):

  • The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Become Evil by Phillip Zimbardo  
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Act from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology by Lawrence L. Langer

For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Cowley at You can also stop by the Global Education and Study Abroad office, Herr House third floor, with your questions.


Dates: October 9-18, 2015

Application Deadline: August 1, 2015

Required course: LE300 Of Hope and Horror: The Literary and Psychological Impact of the Holocaust Completes GPP requirement for global humanities course 

Program fee: $3,000 (subject to final arrangements)
Includes airfare, lodging, two meals per day and ground transportation. Does not include tuition, one meal per day, passport and insurance. See the Global Education and Study Abroad for tips on financing your study abroad.

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Nuremberg Study Abroad