The International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers a unique combination of a multidisciplinary academic program alongside opportunities for internships, study tours and rich extra-curricular activities, as well as volunteering in Holocaust Survivors' communities in Israel. The Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year and offer scholarships to excellent candidates.
The one-year International Master's Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators.
The program works together with Yad Vashem and The Ghetto Fighters House Museum to offer our students access to the largest Holocaust archives and a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in Holocaust museums.
The program aims at providing students with more than just an academic curriculum; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.
An internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum and archives, Hagana Archives, the Atlit Detainee camp (Museum), Elementary Schools and more.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors
Students receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project. Within this framework, students donate their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors in their homes, leading workshops, and organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors.
Study tours to archives in Israel and abroad
As part of the experiential learning, students participate in study tours throughout the academic year, going to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Week-long seminars in Yad Vashem, the Ghetto Fighters House Museum, day-long seminars at massuah Educational Center and at Atlit Detainee Camp provide students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real-life example, by visiting and working with actual archives, historical records and documentation.
One of the highlights of the course is the study tour to Poland. The study tour is designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local Polish students and researchers, and visit important locations relevant to the study of the Holocaust.