I decided to apply for this MA programme as I am sure it will strongly enrich my knowledge in this field of study and help me in my prospective career. From childhood on I feel a great interest in history, especially in the Second World War. This unique programme, which specializes in interdisciplinary research, provides the perfect opportunity for me to study different kinds of mass-murder, and other horrible excesses around the world. Furthermore, I have got a great interest in oral history, especially the testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation. These intriguing testimonies show us the faces behind the stories we know.