MEDIA ADVISORY–Vanderbilt students to visit U.S. Holocaust Museum during annual trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ñ A dozen Vanderbilt University students will spend the weekend in Washington, D.C., paying a special visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Though they won’t be graded for their participation, the group hopes to gain insight on the Holocaust, an event resulting in the death of some 12 million people from 1932 to 1945. This is the third year the Vanderbilt Chaplain’s Office has sponsored the trip in conjunction with its annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which is in its 26th year.

The museum tour will include the permanent exhibition The Holocaust, which uses more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors and four theaters to tell the history of Nazi tyranny. Following the tour, the students will gather to discuss and reflect on the experience.

Scott Allen, University Baptist chaplain at Vanderbilt, will accompany the students. The group will depart campus from the Branscomb Quadrangle on Friday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m., where they will board vans to the Nashville airport. The students will arrive back in Nashville Sunday evening, Oct. 19.

WHAT: Vanderbilt students visit U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

WHEN: Students depart campus on Friday, Oct. 17, and return to Nashville Sunday, Oct. 19.

WHERE: Departure from campus at the Branscomb Quadrangle, 2401 Vanderbilt Place.

Media contact: Kara Furlong, (615) 322-NEWS

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