Seven Randolph-Macon students learned about the Holocaust and Jewish Culture by
traveling through Germany, Hungary and Austria during January term in 2013. Led
by German Professor Joseph Moser, students visited
historic sites and learned about the Berlin Wall, experienced authentic German food
and culture, and even practiced speaking in German.
In the final videos, students visited Schönbrunn Palace. A popular tourist attraction
in Vienna, Austria. The original footage for these videos was provided by R-MC students.
This is part six of a six-part video series that was launched about this course.
These students also wrote blogs during their 17-day trip. You can follow their journey
at these links:
Randolph-Macon College’s January Term:
January term or "J-term" is an immensely popular
month-long program at Randolph-Macon College. This year, more than 90 percent of
R-MC students (1,183) participated by choosing whether to immerse themselves in
another culture and study abroad, experience working in their desired career through
an internship or delve into a specific area of interest by taking an on-campus course
or research assignment.
Nearly 100 students traveled to one of 10 countries: Australia, United Kingdom,
Japan, Tanzania, Hungary, China, Guatemala, Germany, Austria and New Zealand. This
year, Randolph-Macon supplied video cameras to several of the classes so that students
and professors could chronicle their time abroad. They returned with video blogs
that shared their adventures and will make you feel as though you traveled with
Randolph-Macon students describe their excitement as they prepare to depart from
Richmond International Airport and embark on an intercontinental flight. After landing
in Berlin, Germany, where they stayed for seven days, they visited the German Parliament
and then had dinner at a local restaurant. The original footage for this video was
provided by R-MC students.
Randolph-Macon students visit the historic site of the Berlin Wall. They learned
about its rise and fall and the impact it had on Germany. Cody Huber ’16 gives a
historical overview and shares his thoughts about visiting this historic landmark.
The original footage for this video was provided by R-MC students. This is part
two of a six-part video series.
Randolph-Macon students visit the historic site of the Wannsee Conference and the
former Anhalter and Grunewald train stations. They learned how the Nazi Party planned
the deportation of the Jewish population and the conditions in which those captured
were transported. This is part three of a six-part video series.
Randolph-Macon students toured Budapest to visit a memory garden and the Danube
River Shoe Memorial, a solemn remembrance of the persecution Jews faced during the
Holocaust. This is part four of a six-part video series.
Randolph-Macon students took a walking tour to learn about the Holocaust in Vienna,
Austria. They visited buildings where Jews were held after being captured by the
Nazi’s and the sites of destroyed synagogues. This is part five of a six-part video
series that was launched about this course.