Christmas Break

by Erin Burns, Evan Gabriel, Jonathan Parsons, Melanie Schmuck, Alyssa Oue, and Katelyn Freund

Christmas Break is the most extended period of time throughout the year in which we are not required to attend classes. Students took advantage of this opportunity, many with the accompaniment of family and friends visiting from the states, to hit the road and visit countries they otherwise may not have had sufficient time to experience. Continue reading “Christmas Break”

Visit to Mauthausen Memorial

On Friday the 19th of November, the Salzburg group visited Mauthausen, a former concentration camp from World War II. The dreary rainy weather reflected perfectly the somber mood within the group. Outside the camp itself we viewed memorial statues for the thousands of lives lost within the camp. It was a startling awakening for so many of us who had never been exposed the tragedy of holocaust before.

Gedenkstätte Mauthausen by photographer Gianmaria Visconti used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic.