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Student Reflections from Trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Posted Nov. 27, 2012
Hear the voices of students who went on the 3rd annual trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. This trip was sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and Hillel at Kent State and supported by the College of A&S Department of History and Religion Studies.

"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."

-Christine Sisler  

"The trip was emotionally and physically exhausting for me, but I am glad that I experienced it." 

-Jodi Stillisano  

"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."

-Tiffany Nowicki  

"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." 

-Tiffany Nowicki  

"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."  

-Janine Butler  

"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.