*UPDATED Deadline for Application: January 18, 2016
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is now accepting applications. Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator. All program costs, except travel to the program’s start in New York, are covered.
Faculty participation is available through the Faculty Fellows program.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is anticipated to run from June 26 to July 19, 2016. More information can be found at http://ajcf.pl/en/programy/auschwitz-jewish-center-fellows/?portfolioID=495. The application is due on January 11, 2016. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shiri Sandler at AJC@mjhnyc.org.