Over the week of 23 to 27 October 2023, 25 EMMIR Edition 11 students visited Erlangen, Nuremberg, and Dachau as part of a study trip on the topic of human rights and migration. The week-long study trip was developed and led by EMMIR alumni Daniel Braga & Prof. Dr. Anuscheh Farahat (Professor for Public Law, Migration Law and Human Rights at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg).
Over the course of the study trip, EMMIR Edition 11 students visited:
the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (read more about the trip on the FAU website)
the Nuremberg Trials Memorium
the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds,
Dachau Concentration Camp,
the Nuremberg Principles Academy (read more about the trip on their website),
and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
Additionally, the students attended a session with UNHCR Nuremberg and a lecture with the Germanishes Nationalmuseum, and had a visit from SIEMENS about the TALENTGRATE project.
Students reflect on the study trip:
"'There are many courageous people in the world,' Dr. Bielefeldt concluded his lecture mentioning the inspiring individuals he has met in his work. I would like to remark this about the Nuremberg study trip: the past shows us that many things have been done regarding human rights, but the present still forces us to be courageous and keep moving, hopefully to contribute to a brighter future." — Sonia Caballero Pradas
"This study trip revealed to me this complicated, intense city, region, and country through different stories, places, and experiences. The city faces is constantly comforted with its truth. History lives in its walls while the young generation attempts to reconcile with the past and build new futures. This is clearly demonstrated through the inspiring work of the individuals and community organisations we had the privilege of meeting on this adventure." — Olivia Fambrini
“From the first day to the last day, witnessing the pain, the trials, and the propaganda of the past, and today's challenges from different points of view from many parts of actors involved in migration and in such a historically and symbolically important city made me one more time realize that migration is multi-faceted, complex, and dynamic process." — Furkan
"The study trip to Nürnberg was an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand from diverse organisations such as the UNHCR, Friedrich Alexander University, and the International Nürnberg Human Rights Film Festival. The city is a hub for human rights and it was inspiring to be immersed in this for a week." — Georgia