PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student Kirsten Dyck is one of 10 graduate students and Ph.D. candidates chosen by the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (AJCF) to participate in its fellows program.
The three-week program held in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland fosters academic and personal growth and community activism as participants study the universal implications of the Holocaust.
Dyck is working on her doctoral dissertation about white-power music from an international perspective.
“One finds a core of predatory racism and anti-Semitism that both antedates and postdates the Holocaust, one that finds expression in the hate-based music that I am researching,” she said.
The program is funded through private donations that have made possible three fellowships – the Butnick Fellow, the Jaffa and Larry Feldman Fellow, and the William Donat Fellow – and by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.