Monuments & Memory in Poland, Berlin, and Prague with Prof. Justin Cammy

Take an inspirational journey to regal cities that have endured tumultuous times and risen up to emerge reinvented and revitalized. Experience their beauty, rich culture, and resilience on this 11-night journey through the countries of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Immerse yourself in Central Europe's old-world grandeur with hotel stays in Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague, plus visit Dresden, Germany, filled with baroque gems, the colorful and historic town of Poznań, and other surrounding locales. From Krakow, there is the option to visit the memorial and museum at Auschwitz, the former concentration and extermination camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. 

Gain insights from local experts and visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Look forward to special treats like a private Chopin concert at a Warsaw palace, a relaxing cruise on the Elbe River and a Polish vodka tasting! 

Accommodations 
– 3 nights in Kraków, Poland, at the deluxe Hotel Unicus Palace.
– 2 nights in Warsaw at the deluxe Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
– 3 nights in Berlin, Germany, at the deluxe InterContinental Berlin.
– 1 night in Dresden at the deluxe Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden.
– 2 nights in Prague, Czech Republic, at the deluxe Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.

The tour will be accompanied by Prof. Justin Cammy, who will offer a few formal lectures and offer insight (and good company) throughout.

"Justin Cammy lectured on a cruise I went on and I attended all his lectures with more enthusiasm than a grad student! He spoke about a poet I had never heard of, and I hung onto every word, suddenly fascinated by this obscure topic. I think he could talk about a rare insect and I'd be enchanted. He is also a lot of FUN! He would have great conversations in the ship lounge with everyone until late in the evening. One of those people who everyone else wants to be around." - SBMA Traveler 

 

Accepting Early Interest. Email travel@sbma.net to express early interest.

 

Tour Guide

Prof. Justin Cammy

Justin Cammy is associate professor of World Literatures and chair of the Program in Jewish Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts, where he has taught since 2001. He is a literary and cultural historian with research and teaching interests in Yiddish literature and Eastern European Jewish history. In 2006, he was awarded Smith College’s Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. In recent years Justin Cammy has served as senior fellow at the Goldreich Institute for Yiddish at Tel Aviv University, research fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, translation fellow at the Yiddish Book Center (2018), and research fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (2014). His translation of Abraham Sutzkever's memoir Vilna Ghetto will appear in fall 2021. 

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