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Sample Itinerary

Dec 30, 2019

Depart USA

Meet up with group at JFK airport

Dec 31, 2019

Arrival in Warsaw

Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery

Visit the life of the Jewish people pre-war through the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw. The cemetery allows us to understand the richness and diversity of life pre-war.

 

Warsaw

A walking tour of Warsaw will include the Nozyk Synagogue, the former ghetto, the Church of the Apostates, the Umschlagplatz monument, Ghetto Uprising monument and Miła 18, the ŻOB (Jewish Combat Organization) memorial site.

Overnight: Warsaw – Novotel

Jan 01, 2020

Treblinka

Tykocin, Lopuchowo

Treblinka Death Camp

The site of the infamous Nazi death camp in which over 800,000 Jews were murdered.

Overnight: Lublin – Hotel Huzar 

Jan 02, 2020

Majdanek

Lublin

 

Before the war, Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin was the most important Yeshiva in Poland, if not the world. It was led by the dynamic Rabbi and member of the Polish Parliament – Rabbi Meir Shapiro. We will also visit the Old Lublin cemetery. Walking tour of the Old Town of Lublin

Majdanek Death Camp

 

The Majdanek concentration camp was located three kilometers from the center of Lublin and was in operation from October 1941 until July 1945.

 

Kraznik

A small town close in which we can tell the remarkable story of those who put their lives at risk to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.

Leżajsk

 

The grave of Elimelech of Leżajsk attracts pilgrims from around the world making the surviving cemetery one of the largest sites of Jewish pilgrimage in Poland and still an important Chassidic center.

Overnight: TBD 

Jan 03, 2020

Auschwitz

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".

 

Overnight: Krakow – Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

Jan 03, 2020

Shabbat in Krakow

Shabbat in Kraków

Candle lighting to begin Shabbat

Kraków Old Jewish Cemetery

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat dinner

Overnight: Krakow – Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

Krakow

Jan 04, 2020

Shabbat Day and Schinder's Factory

Optional Shabbat Service

Kiddush

Walking Tour of Krakow

Kazimierz

The former Jewish quarter in Kraków comprises the most intact and significant collection of Jewish buildings in Central Europe today, including seven remaining synagogues.

Shabbat Lunch

 

Shabbat ends

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.

Overnight: Lodz - Wilga Boutique II 

Jan 05, 2020

Tarnow

Tarnow

Zbylitowska Góra

 

A site of mass murder of the Jews from Tarnów.

Jan 06, 2020

Łódź

Łódź Cemetary and Ghetto

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. We will visit the Jewish Cemetery of Lodz as well as the site of the ghetto.

 

Chelmno

 

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.

Concluding program

Depart from Warsaw Airport

Jan 06, 2020

Arrive USA

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