Study trip to the former Auschwitz concentration camp

Study trip to the former Auschwitz concentration camp

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With the study trip to the former concentration camp Auschwitz, the ÖH Bundesvertretung wants to offer about 20 participating students an opportunity to deal with the Holocaust and to further their education in the field of remembrance work/politics.

We want to network interested participants from all over Austria and offer intensive support through pre- and post-processing meetings. Together we want to set a clear sign against racism, antiziganism, anti-Semitism and against forgetting.


The three-day study tour to the former extermination camp of Auschwitz (Poland), includes a visit to the former camp grounds of Auschwitz and Birkenau, as well as the memorial site and museum. There will also be a contemporary witness talk, possibly smaller workshops.

The program is also based on the interests of the students, at the preparatory evening at the end of June the program will be presented in detail and expectations and wishes can be discussed there.

The study tour also aims to make Austrian participation in the crimes of Auschwitz a topic of discussion and to draw attention to Austria’s historical responsibility.
Schedule – the preliminary program?

  • Registration deadline: June 14, 2015
  • Preparation meeting: June 24

Study tour from June 29 to July 1.

  1. Day Arrival and introduction/tour of Oswiecim

2nd day morning Auschwitz, afternoon witness and workshops

3 day morning Birkenau. Afternoon conclusion and return

Follow up meeting in September


There are 20 places available for which all students from public universities (universities, universities of applied sciences, colleges of education, universities of art and music), as well as from private universities may apply.

The majority of the costs are covered by the ÖH Bundesvertretung. There remains for the participants a self _ inside contribution of 50 euros. This includes the train ride, accommodation, meals, entrance fees and supervision.

If you are in a financially difficult situation and cannot afford this self-support _ ing contribution, please contact us directly and we will look for a way to still allow you to participate!


Although accessibility is a concern for us, by design the study tour is difficult to access for people with certain impairments. Unfortunately, some of the places visited are not barrier-free. If you are concerned that you will not be able to ride due to limitations, please contact our Accessibility Officer,. She will try to find solutions within her possibilities to make the trip barrier-free(er). Mail


Registration is handled by the Department for Human Rights and Social Policy of the ÖH Bundesvertretung. We reserve the right to fill places on a parity basis and endeavor to achieve a balanced ratio of participants from different fields of study or types of university.

Please send a letter with the subject Study Tour by 06/14. to:

In the letter, you can write your name, field of study, type of university, as well as something about your wishes, ideas and expectations for the study trip. In fact, this can make it easier for us to prepare and follow up, but it is an option and not a requirement.

If you have any questions, just send an email to:

To register for this event please visit the following URL:


Date And Time

29.06.2015 - 13:15 to
30.06.2015 - 18:15


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