Study & Educational tours - Oskar Schindler’s Ark: Cracow


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Cracow and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cracow


Day 2: Jewish History

A city sightseeing tour of Cracow. You will admire once the biggest medieval Market Square in Europe and the Cloth Hall, the heart of the city. In the afternoon, you will listen to a lecture on subject “Jewish culture in Cracow – past and present“. This lecture is a very good introduction to the programme’s theme in the following days.
Overnight in Cracow


Day 3: Schindler Track

Today, you will follow the Oskar Schindler track. The first station is Schindler’s factory, a place of refuge for several hundred Jewish prisoners. Visit to Schindler’s dwelling-house, a villa of the prison commander, “Adler” pharmacy, Plaszow prison and the area of the former ghetto. In the afternoon, we offer an optional visit to the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz with Rehmu synagogue and cemetery. In the evening, on request a dinner at a Jewish restaurant including Klezmer concert.
Overnight in Cracow


Day 4: Holocaust

Excursion to Auschwitz and Birkenau, a poignant testimony to the enormity of Nazi crimes. From 1940, it was the location of a concentration and later of an extermination camp. By January 1945, around 2 million people had been killed here, mostly Jews and Gypsies, as well as political prisoners. The camp was designed to be an organized death factory. The barracks, once crammed with prisoners, the torture and excursion sites, the rail tracks leading straight to the camp, all remain on place to bear witness to this appalling cruelty. You will also watch the film made by the Soviet troops during the camp’s liberation.
Overnight in Cracow


Day 5: Departure

Breakfast and departure.


Services:

  • 4 nights in Cracow
  • half board including…
  • 4 x buffet breakfast
  • 4 x three-course dinner in the hotel
  • city sightseeing tour of Cracow
  • lecture on the subject “Jewish culture in Cracow – past and present“
  • following the Oskar Schindler track including outside visits to…
  • factory
  • dwelling-house
  • commander’s villa
  • Plaszow prison
  • Adler pharmacy
  • former ghetto area
  • visit to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau including…
  • film on the camp’s liberation


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