Jan. 10, 2018

Buena Vista University students visited the Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the city of Jerusalem, on Jan. 6. The group is part of the Holocaust Studies interim travel course, which was designed to complement BVU’s “Year of Holocaust Studies” courses and events.

Throughout the two-week trip, the group of students traveled to Poland, where they visited Warsaw, Lublin, and Krakow, as well as viewed the remains of the death camps at Treblinka, Majdanek, and Auschwitz. The students also traveled to the Czech Republic, where they toured Prague and Terezin. Israel marked the students’ final stop, where the group stayed in old Jerusalem and visited Yad Vashem, the Dead Sea, Masada, and the Roman ruins at Caesarea.