College of Arts and Sciences News
Student Reflections from Trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPosted Nov. 27, 2012
"Even though I had a great deal of background knowledge before visiting the museum I was able to gain so much knowledge through Professor Factor’s tour and the museum exhibits."
"The trip was emotionally and physically exhausting for me, but I am glad that I experienced it."
"Getting on a bus to go to the Holocaust Memorial Museum at 5 in the morning was worth every hour. I have always been intrigued by the subject of WWII and the Holocaust and being able to go to Washington D.C. to visit the historical memorial was definitely an amazing opportunity and experience."
"Walking through the museum it can really get to you. Listening to the stories of survivors and even stories of people who had perished gave an insight into the horrific times that people had faced that reading from a history book just wouldn't be able to accomplish."
"The museum truly was a remarkable and historical experience walking through each level I felt the tension rise in bones, my heart over flooded with compassion, and consumed by respect as a time to remember."
"I read about these things that have happened to the Jews but when I went to the museum and got to see displays of the real thing it had an impact on me, it was something that I won’t ever forget and I thank you for the opportunity."
- Tiara Brown
This is an annual trip that fills up fast and takes a bus load of students on a first come first serve basis to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Look for the advertisements for next year’s trip, Fall 2013.