Commemoration tours & events!
For many years the commemoration of World War II in various forms took place in Poland. Commemoration varies in its forms: from thematic seminars through marches, meetings to multicultural educational conferences. Each of these forms has its own specifics; however, it requires adequate preparation and binding. But more importantly, the individual events of commemoration require a selection of appropriate mechanisms to adapt a particular form of communication and commemoration of the characters of historical events. This match is vital—to ensure that the form of commemoration corresponds with the characteristics of historical events. We would like to offer our consulting services in terms of organization of such events.
Poland has become a popular place to conduct seminars and educational programs on the history of World War II. Educational programs for young people from the United States, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden are very often organized precisely at the places where World War II left its worst marks. Effective education cannot be achieved in the comfort of the classroom only, so various institutions organize seminars, conferences, research, summer programs, which adopt diverse perspectives and approaches to World War II. Therefore, we would like to offer our services in the field of visits to the sites of former camps and ghettos. We believe that a visit to these places is of immense importance for a better understanding of those times, and unquestionably is a key link in the educational process. Alongside a visit to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we suggest visiting other places of martyrdom in Poland, like Treblinka, Sobibór, Majdanek, Bełżec, or Chełmno.
Our service includes:
- Organization of appropriate forms of commemoration and various stages of the organization of the event.
- Dealing with various institutions and organizations in Poland.
- Logistical organization of various stages of the event and tours.
- Language translation of the documents and meetings.
- Tourist service—guiding & logistics.
TOURS & VISITS
We would like to propose various itineraries in terms of such a commemoration visit in Poland. Especially two commemoration journeys are chosen by our clients:
Krakow + Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial: 2 days.
1 day: Plaszów concentration camp + Auschwitz-Birkenau study tour + Auschwitz Jewish Center.
[The tour includes a short visit at the Plaszow concentration camp: the place where the Schindler’s list was produced in 1993 by Steven Spielberg (45 minutes), then we drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp located around 65 km away from Krakow. We undertake the extensive 4-5 hour tour, which includes Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. In the end of the day we travel to Auschwitz Jewish Center and the Chevra Lomdei Synagogue in the town of Oswiecim]
2 day: Krakow sightseeing + Jewish Quarter + Krakow Ghetto area.
[The second day starts with the 3-4 hour sightseeing of the Old City Krakow. The program includes visiting the Saint Merry church, Jagiellonian University headquarters, Czartoryski museum and the Wawel hill. After the lunch break we go to the Jewish quarter located around 15 minutes away from the Old City. We start the tour from the JCC – Jewish Community in Krakow and the Galicia Jewish Museum. Than we visit the Szeroka street – the main street of the historical Jewish Quatert and synagogues: Tempe synagogoue, Remuh synagogue, Old synagogue etc. After spending 3 hours at the Jewish Quarter we cross the river and reach the Krakow ghetto area, where we spend around 1,5 hours]
Warsaw + Treblinka death camp: 3 days
1 day: Warsaw sightseeing.
[We start from the Warsaw sightseeing which includes driving through the most important place in out capital: The Parliement, The Presidential palace, Warsaw Uprising museum, Copernicus Science Centre etc. Sightseeing of Warsaw starts with the Old City of Warsaw but then we move to the ‘new’ city and the Palace of Culture and Science. The tour also includes Places related to Fryderyk Chopin]
2 day: Warsaw getto area + Polin museum + JCC Warsaw + Jewish Historical Institute.
[The second day, we spend visiting the Warsaw Ghetto area. Warsaw ghetto was one of the biggest ghetto in the whole central Europe. In the peak moment over 400,000 Jews were located there. In terms of the area the Ghetto extended on the most of the area of the Warsaw downtown. We conclude our tour at the Polin – Museum of the history of Polish Jews. This brand new Museum is one of the most comprehensive museums showing the richness of the Jewish life in Poland throughout the centuries. Next we visit Warsaw Jcc and the Jewish Historical Institute]
3 day: Treblinka death camp.
[Treblinka is located around 150 km away from Warsaw. This is the second biggest (in terms of the number of people who were murdered) death camp created by the Nazis. In fact, the place is ubelieveable small, hidden in the forest in the absolutely isolated place. Treblinka is the place were practically entire Warsaw Jewish Community was killed]
Tour around place of the Jewish Martyrology.
[1 day: Plaszów concentration camp + Auschwitz-Birkenau study tour + Auschwitz Jewish Center; 2 day: Krakow sightseeing + Jewish Quarter + Krakow Ghetto area, 3 day: Belzec camp + Lublin + Majdanek death camp, 4 day: Treblinka death camp + Sobibor camp, 5 day: Warsaw: Polin museum + ghetto area + JCC Warsaw + Jewish Historical Institute]