ODU Students Make Personal Discoveries on Holocaust-based Study Abroad Trip
The group consisted of 10 undergraduates, one graduate student and Ruth Triplett, a criminologist in the ODU Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice who took the class as a student. Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite said she developed the course to strengthen Holocaust education offerings at ODU.
The study abroad course is unique in that it was developed by Finley-Croswhite through her Holocaust museum connections and previous research and did not rely on an outside agency for assistance, she said.
"As a history teacher, having my students meet so closely with Holocaust survivors was such a great experience in teaching history and historical methodology," Finley-Croswhite said. "Holocaust survivors die every day and few are left. In the not-too-distant future, they will all be gone. So my students got to listen to their actual words - not just read about the Holocaust in books."
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