Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
American Service Academies Program
Each year the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, along with USNA Class of 1964, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, and the Auschwitz Jewish Center of Poland, sponsors a team of four midshipmen on a three week trip including stops in Washington D.C., New York, and Poland. They join cadets from the other service academies in an intense and unforgettable study of the Holocaust, and its impact on the Jewish citizens of Poland. The trip includes a trip to the Auschwitz site, talks by survivors, and discussion of the moral lessons these events have for today's military leaders.
Midshipmen apply the lessons learned by acting as docents for the annual Plebe trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, during Plebe Summer. For more information, and for application materials please visit the AJCF website.