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Auschwitz/Birkenau Excursion 2014 - CVOL1006
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: winter
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/22 C [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 22 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (50)
Min. number of students: 25
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: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D. (24.09.2014)
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 November 28-30, 2014, and included in the fee (1800 Kc) 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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D. (06.08.2012)

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

Literature -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D. (06.08.2012)

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



Additional resources:


Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D. (06.08.2012)

Active attendance

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D. (29.04.2013)



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

            21.00 arrival to Krakow, Momotown hostel (



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

Lecture of Dr Alicja Białecka: Medical Crimes. The Experiments in Auschwitz.                           

The lecture is organized by International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

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



            Krakow sightseeing

            12.00 departure from Momotown hostel

            19.00 arrival to Prague



The overall fee (bus, hostel and breakfast, entrance fee to the Memorial) should not exceed 1800 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 Dr Marek Vacha, Ethics Department.


For application please email to


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

Ústav etiky

tel: +420 777 24 23 97

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