From Auschwitz to Human Rights (FAHR) Program is an eight-day intensive program for students and young professionals, using Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland’s dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues—from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.
FAHR uses Polish-Jewish relations as a background case study, allowing participants to examine activism and social change locally through experienced histories, individuals, and institutions. The program’s approach addresses broad concepts in the human rights field by focusing on historical and contemporary Poland, which offers lessons that can be applied globally.
During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, lectures, materials, and transportation are included in the $1,199 program fee.
The online application will be available in the fall.
For more information, please contact AJC@mjhnyc.org.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC) in Oświęcim, operated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is just two miles from the Auschwitz–Birkenau death camps. The only Jewish presence in the vicinity of Auschwitz, the Center opened its doors in September 2000 so that people from around the world could gather to learn, pray, and remember the victims of the Holocaust.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center, a proud member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust family, is comprised of three buildings: the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue; the adjoining Kornreich House, which once housed a Jewish family and today houses a Jewish Museum and educational programs; and the 100-year-old Kluger Family House, which belonged to the last Jewish resident of Oświęcim, Szymon Kluger, after WWII.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center offers programs for students from around the world. Students from the US may participate in the American Service Academies Program for future military officers, the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program for graduate students, the Human Rights Summer Program, and the Program for Students Abroad. The Center offers award-winning initiatives for Polish students and teachers, programs for Polish and European law enforcement, and public programs for visitors.