The one-year International Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators. The program, taught in English, offers courses in social history; political history; psychological aspects of the Holocaust; anthropology of memory, trauma and commemoration; international law and genocide; representations of the Holocaust in the European novel and in European cinema; and more.
Merit-based scholarships will be available to students who have been accepted into the program.
Students will be offered the possibility to take part in an internship program. The internships will provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of academic settings, including the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives, and the Diaspora Museum.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors
Students receiving scholarships will be required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with the International Hillel Foundation. Within this framework, students will be required to donate their time in a number of ways to support this project. Students may choose to spend time visiting Holocaust survivors, lead workshops, or organize holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students will be required to record their activities in a journal or blog.
Study Tours to Archives in Poland and Germany
One of the highlights of the course is the planned study tours to Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland. The study tours are designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local German and Polish students and researchers, and visit important locations in the study of the Holocaust.
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