Professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith College takes students on holocaust journey


Individuals who wish to study abroad after high school may want to consider attending Hobart and William Smith College for postsecondary education. According to a press release, Michael Dobkowski, the school's professor of religious studies, takes students to Germany and Poland every other year in order to learn about history.

The trip, which is known as The March: Bearing Witness to Hope, brings students to museums, monuments and memorials in Jewish cultural centers that were destroyed during the holocaust in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. In addition, the students visit death camps in Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

"The March is more than a field trip to learn about the Holocaust," said Anna Hertlein, student at the school. "The March gave a name, a face, a place and a story to the six million victims of this genocide."

Students who participated in the school's 2010 trip, compiled their experiences in a book for future classes to read.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of historians is expected to increase by 22 percent over the next several years.

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