In Full View: Virtual Tour of Auschwitz
Wednesday, 12pm-2pm PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
How can we begin to understand the gravity of what Auschwitz was and how what is left today of the camp is perceived and viewed? How can we experience it from a distance, through digital mediums and our screens?
Mark International Holocaust Day with scholar and guide Dr. Jerzy Wojcik, as he takes us on a virtual tour of the camp through images, documents, and testimonies.
Jerzy Wójcik was born in Oswiecim town (Auschwitz), Poland, and is a graduate of International Relations at the Faculty of Political and International Studies, and of postgraduate studies on the Middle and Far East at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD in the field of political science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Jerzy is a recipient of a scholarship from Florentyna Kogutowska Fund at the Jagiellonian University and a scholarship from the State of Israel for an 9-month research internship at the Tel Aviv University (Research Fellow). For a number of years, has been working with several organizations and institutions in Poland, among others, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Center for Holocaust Studies in Krakow, Center for International Relations in Warsaw, and the European Association of Israel Studies. He runs the Holocaust Memorial Partnership. He has been in Israel over 20 times.