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Auschwitz/Birkenau Excursion 2015 - CVOL0096
Title in English: Exkurse Auschwitz/Birkenau
Guaranteed by: Department of Ethics and Humanities (12-UET)
Faculty: Third Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2014 to 2014
Semester: summer
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/22 C [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 22 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (50)
Min. number of students: 30
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D.
Comes under: AVSEOB-VP-1 (ZÁPIS)
Annotation -
Last update: Tomáš Pajl (20.01.2015)

Auschwitz/Birkenau 2015 friday, March, 27 - sunday, March, 29 Dear All, we would like to invite you to join us to visit Krakow and Auschwitz in Poland as a part of ethics courses. We shall travel to Krakow for the weekend of March 27-29, 2015, and included in the fee (1700 Kc at the most, probably a little bit less, depending on the number of participants and exchange rate) is travel by bus, accommodation in Krakow’s Momotown Hostel with breakfast, and the entrance fee for the Auschwitz/Birkenau Memorial and Museum. There will be plenty of opportunities for socializing and Krakow sightseeing. The overall fee (bus, hostel and breakfast, entrance fee to the Memorial) should not exceed 1700 Kč. Your responsibility for the journey is valid passport and valid Visa for Poland (non-EEA countries). N.B. As this is not an official University-sponsored event, you are responsible for your own health/travel insurance. For further information please contact Marek Vacha, Ethics Department. Please be prepared for a long bus drive - you are welcome to bring dvd’s of your favourite movies, that we might watch in addition to Schindler’s list. Marek Vácha Department of Ethics tel: +420 777 24 23 97
Aim of the course -
Last update: Tomáš Pajl (20.01.2015)

To see in site the result of the most terrifying experiment of applied eugenics in 20th century.

Literature -
Last update: Tomáš Pajl (20.01.2015)

Suggested readings:

Elie Wiesel: Night

Elie Wiesel: All rivers Run to Sea. And the Sea is Never Full.

Imre Kertesz: Fatelessness (Fateless)

Imre Kertesz: Kaddish for an Unborn Child (Kaddish for a Child Not Born)

Primo Levi: If this is a Man

Hannah Arendt: Eichman in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil.

Zygmunt Bauman: Modernity and Holocaust


English Bookstores in Prague

Anagram - Týn 4, Praha 1

Big Ben - Malá Štupartská 5, Praha 1

Shakespeare and Sons - Kampa, Praha 1



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Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Tomáš Pajl (20.01.2015)

Active attendance

Syllabus -
Last update: Tomáš Pajl (20.01.2015)


Friday, March 27, 2015

before 14,00 meeting in front of the faculty + collection of the money.

14.00 departure from the Faculty building - please be prepared for a long journey by bus...

21.00 arrival to Krakow, Momotown hostel ( )

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau Memorial and Museum with english speaking guide

Lecture of Teresa Wontor - Cichy: Medical Crimes. The Experiments in Auschwitz.

The lecture is organized by International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The lecture will be delivered in english.

Return to Krakow - evening in the city - castle, Klezmer, pub - whatever...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Krakow sightseeing (individually)

12.00 departure from Momotown hostel

19.00 arrival to Prague

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