Optional Shabbat Service
The former Jewish quarter in Kraków comprises the most intact and significant collection of Jewish buildings in Central Europe today, including seven remaining synagogues.
Testimony from one of the Righteous Among the Nations
Kraków Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory
Over the bridge from Kazimierz is the former WWII ghetto situated in the Podgórze area of the city where traces of the ghetto wall can still be found as well as Schindler's ‘Emalia’ enamel factory.
The Płaszów Labour Camp was built on top of the old Jewish cemetery where Sarah Schenirer was buried. Commandant Amon Goeth’s house is also located next to the camp.
Sunday 26 May
Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau
The largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps and extermination camps operational during World War II, the camp took its German name from the name of the Polish town of Oświęcim in which it is located. Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labour, lack of
disease control, individual executions and purported "medical experiments".
Częstochowa had a Jewish community since the 18th Century. Here we will explore the experience of Jews who spent much of the war in hiding.
Monday 27 May
Jewish people made up about one third of the city's population and owned one third of all the factories. The Radegast Train Station was situated in Łódź ghetto, which served as the departure point to the death camps in Chełmno and Auschwitz.
Chelmno was the first death camp of the Nazi’s Final Solution which was operational in Autumn 1941 before the famous Wannsee Conference. Gassings took place in experimental gas vans claiming the lives of over 200,000 Jews.
Polin – The Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The Museum’s Core Exhibition immerses visitors in the world of Polish Jews, from their arrival in Po-lin as traveling merchants in medieval times until today. The exhibition was developed by an international team of more than 120 scholars. Each of the eight galleries presents a different chapter of the story of Polish Jews, enabling visitors to come into intimate contact with those who lived that story through images, artifacts, first-person accounts and interactive multimedia.
May 27, 2019- Those returning back to Israel- Drive to Warsaw Airport
May 28, 2019 - Additional overnight in hotel in Warsaw for USA participants
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