Several of these blog entries are reflections of various aspects of the holocaust-studies tour. These essays are designed to provide the reader with specific information about various memorials and locations as well as a personal reflection of meaning associated with a location or feature of a memorial. Some blog entries will not be animated by the holocaust-studies tour.

Additionally, I recently completed a writing project overhauling a behavior and social sciences statistics textbook. Some selected sidebar essays that may be of interest to a more general audience have been extracted and placed in this section of the website.

Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 1 (Group 2)

Walking Tour of Downtown Berlin On Monday, fourteen AU students arrived in Berlin, jet-lagged, but with enough vigor to push through a walking tour of downtown Berlin. Below are some pics from the day: Tomorrow we get up early and train it to Brandenburg-an-der-Havel.

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 9/10 (Group 1)

Tour at Schindler Factory and Free Kraków The last two full days for Group 1 featured a guided tour through the museum that now sits at the Schindler Enamel Works Factory and then some much deserved free time exploring the beautiful Old Town of Kraków. Here are some pictures of Friday morning: Assorted pictures from the free day in Kraków. On Sunday morning, they depart for home and Ashley and I make our way back to Berlin to welcome Group 2 on Monday morning.

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Don’t Forget Us: A Walk Through the Holocaust

Asbury’s Video/Journalism Students at work The Human Dignity Tour this year had the privileged benefit of a 5-student video/journalism crew joining us on our exploration. Under the direction of professor, Rich Manieri, these students are working to develop a suite of media and journalism pieces associated with the trip. A few are already posted on their webpage: I will add additional blog posts as more content is developed.

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 8 (Group 1)

Auschwitz I and II (Birkenau) On Thursday, we traveled the 50km or so out of Kraków to the Polish village of Oświȩcim, renamed by the Germans as Auschwitz during WWII occupation; therein sits the infamous set of camps. For nearly 8 hours the students made their way through cobblestone alleys, and over the rutted and uneven paths that criss-cross these camps. Our guide, David Kennedy, was (as always) informative, patient, respectful, and welcoming of questions. We spent our first 3 1/2 hours at Auschwitz I. Here are some of the pics: We then traveled the three kilometers to Auschwitz II

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 7 (Group 1)

Travel Day On Wednesday, the team took an 8+ hour bus trip from Berlin to Krakow. It was uneventful, beautiful, restful…needed. We got to the hostel early enough to walk around Old Town Kraków and visit Wawel Castle. Here are a few pics: Thursday we will visit Auschwitz I and II…

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 6 (Group 1)

U.S. Embassy, Babelplatz, and the Olympic Stadium of Berlin Tuesday was our last full day in Berlin. We managed to cram in a visit to the U.S. Embassy where we had a very interesting and impressive meeting with and briefing by a spokesman for the ambassador and several of his deputies, a visit to the Rosenstraβe Protest memorial, Bebelplatz, and may other venues. One group I met up with went to the Olympia Stadion, location of the 1936 (Jesse Owens) Olympics and another went exploring through Hackescher Markt. On Wednesday, we travel to Krakow. Thursday will be our visit to

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