Explorations begin in the city where the Nazis rose to power, Munich. Participants will explore Munich’s history through its landscape, architecture and historic sites, learning the storied history of these structures and spaces. From Munich, the tour will take a one-day excursion to Austria to visit Mauthausen and Salzburg and then return to Germany to continue explorations there before heading to The Netherlands. Throughout the trip, participants will study at seven Nazi camps and numerous other sites of learning and remembrance important to Holocaust history. This range of authentic sites will provide a chance to consider each site’s history and the way the site has been remembered, narrated and memorialized, increasingly important considerations in the 21st century.

Concentration camp sites and memorials to be visited include:

  • Dachau (Germany)
  • Mauthausen (Austria)
  • Buchenwald (Germany)
  • Sachsenhausen (Germany)
  • Ravensbrück (Germany)
  • Bergen Belsen (Germany)
  • Westerbork (The Netherlands)

Additional Holocaust-related sites to be visited include, among others:

  • Historic sites specific to victims’ experiences
  • Structures built and/or used by the Nazis in each of the cities on the itinerary;
  • The White Rose Memorial (Munich)
  • Courtroom 600 (Nuremberg)
  • The Documentation Center (Nuremberg)
  • Zeppelin Field (Nuremberg)
  • Grunewald Station Memorial  (Berlin)
  • House of the Wannsee Conference (Berlin)
  • Topography of Terror Center (Berlin)
  • Judischer Friedhof Weissensee (Berlin)
  • Jewish Museum of Berlin
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe  (Berlin)
  • Steenwijkerland and Nunspeet (The Netherlands)
  • The Anne Frank House (Amsterdam)
  • Dutch Resistance Museum (Amsterdam)
  • Esnoga (Portuguese) Synagogue (Amsterdam)
  • Jewish Historical Museum (Amsterdam)