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My Honors College

  • Netherlands

Anne Frank and the Holocaust in the Netherlands


May 10 - May 24, 2023


Program Fee:  TBD (approx. $3,500 - $4,000)

*Includes housing, some meals and several excursions 

Deposit Deadline: Dec. 2, 2022

Submit your deposit here

Program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee



For flexibility, students book their own flight. Program leaders will share their flight itinerary with the class and students often fly as a group on the international leg of the trip.

Study Abroad

~$150.00 Fee to the Education Abroad Office for administrative preparation.
Tuition Varies Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.

The Class

Taught by: Doyle Stevick, Ph.D. and Diana Serhal

Pre-requisites:  There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Attributes:  Honors HISTCIV, Honors Humanities, or Honors BTC (Carolina Core - GHS)

COVID-19 Vaccinations:  TBD

Working in partnership with the Anne Frank House and its expert staff in the Netherlands, this course will examine her life and times, the forces that made the Holocaust possible, and the resulting legacy of this tragedy on human rights and international justice, the country where Anne Frank’s family sought refuge from the Nazis. Amsterdam, the city that received thousands of Jewish refugees from Germany, Austria and other parts of Europe in the 1930s, sits in the Western European country where Jewish residents were most likely to be murdered in the Holocaust. How do we understand this paradox? How did the long historical trends of antisemitism and racial thinking—which was strongly shaped by the Dutch slave trade and the country’s colonial past—make the Holocaust possible? How did the extreme manifestations of these forms of bigotry—the Holocaust—in turn shape the ideas of universal human rights and international law that took hold after WWII? Amsterdam and The Hague—home of the International Criminal Court—are ideal sites to explore the interplay of history, memory and the building of the international moral consensus that undergirds international law.

Travel Itinerary

Travel Itinerary to be announced. 

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