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Join Museum historians, experts, and supporters on one-of-a-kind trips to countries of significance to Holocaust history and contemporary genocide. Trip participants enjoy behind-the-scenes access to historic sites, museums, and cultural institutions and meet with high-level partners and government officials.

Trip destinations in 2019 include:

Morocco (with optional trip to Sahara Desert)

February 16-24, 2019, desert extension on February 24-27

Stays in Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech with stops in Casablanca and Volubilis, and day trips to Essaouira and the Atlas Mountains

Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Aomar Boum has had two Museum fellowships and is currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA and Faculty Fellow at the Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco

Poland (with optional trip to Berlin)

April 5-11, 2019, Berlin extension on April 11-14

Stays in Warsaw and Krakow including visits to the Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau memorials and museums

Chairs: Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz

Scholar-in-Residence: Prof. Peter Hayes is the Chair of the Museum’s Academic Committee, Professor Emeritus of History and German, and the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University

Rwanda

May 31-June 7, 2019

Stays in Kigali and a two-day trip to Musanze for gorilla and golden monkey trekking

Expert-in-Residence: Naomi Kikoler is the Deputy Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

Cambodia

November 9-17, 2019

Stays in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

Expert-in-Residence: Cameron Hudson is formerly the Director of the Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center and newly named Senior Strategy Advisor

 

For more information on these destinations and their gift requirements, contact Nadia Ficara at nficara@ushmm.org.