Due to the corona virus it was not possible to visit Auschwitz during this study year. In November of the following year, however, we will pay visit to the destruction camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. For four days, from the 19th of November until the 22nd, we will visit our eyes on one of the darkest pages of human history. Together with other students, we will attempt to make sense of it. Human beings are capable of realizing enormous projects that have a positive and a negative impact on both humanity and the planets.
Auschwitz is a horrifyingly dark page in the history of humanity. It was a sophisticated but extremely cold and calculated killing machine, a place where people were purposefully and systematically stripped of their humanity on an industrial scale. With atrocities still ongoing around the world, it demands our careful reflection.
What is our responsibility? And how can we meet it? We might start to think about it in terms of the 'Eleventh Commandment' formulated by R. Kent, chair of the International Auschwitz Committee: 'You should never be a bystander'.
During our Auschwitz remembrance visit this year, we will discuss leadership and responsibility in humanitarian crises. Participants will write a reflection on our visit and share it with fellow students.
Date: four days, from November 19th until the 22nd.
Cost: early bird 200 euros.