Study Abroad The Netherlands Group Visits Anne Frank Exhibit


KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 1, 2010) — On Saturday, March 20, 2010, eight students who will be studying in The Hague this summer joined Kennesaw State University (KSU) Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice faculty member Michael Shapiro for a visit to the Anne Frank photographic exhibit “Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945” in Sandy Springs. The exhibit, which originated at KSU, uses more than 600 photographs and text to tell the story of Anne Frank and her family, “following them from freedom in 1920's Germany, to exile in the Netherlands, to hiding in a secret annex above her father's business in Amsterdam, and finally, to death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.”

As part of their study in Holland, from June 15th through 30th this summer, students will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, as well as the “Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Amersfoort” (Police Transit Camp Amersfoort), better known as Kamp Amersfoort, one of five Dutch concentration camps and waypoints during World War II. Students will also visit the International Criminal Court, the Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and with representatives of the Dutch National Police. Faculty members guiding the trip include Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Michelle Emerson-Lewis, who is leading the trip for her fifth time.

The Netherlands Study Abroad program is one of two currently offered by the Criminal Justice faculty. Dr. Sutham Chuerprakobkit takes students to Thailand each summer. In the Summer of 2011, the Criminal Justice faculty hope to offer a third Study Abroad course, “The Roots of Anglo-American Law,” a two-week program based in London, England.