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Poland Trip

 

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ITINERARY FROM OUR 2019 TRIP


 

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 28th

 

WARSAW'S JEWISH CEMETERY
Meet over 200 years of Warsaw's illustrious Jewish personalities.

UMSCHLAGPLATZ
The gathering point from where an estimated 254,000 of Warsaw's Jews were loaded into cattle cars and sent to the Treblinka Extermination Camp.

TREBLINKA EXTERMINATION CAMP
Stand where 900,000 Jews were executed upon arrival.

Overnight: Warsaw

 

 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29th

 

SHACHARIT AT NOZYK SYNAGOGUE
Before World War II ,Warsaw was home to over 400 synagogues. Only the Nozyk Synagogue survived the war.

DABIE
A shtetl's Shul which now serves as a Polish apartment building.

CHELMNO
The first Nazi extermination camp where diesel from the exhaust pipe of a truck was used in the gassing of approximately 300,000 Jews.

LODZ’S JEWISH CEMETERY
Europe's largest Jewish cemetery. Visit the tribute to Bnei Akiva, and discover the miracle of the 6 empty mass graves.

LODZ GHETTO
The Judenrat demands for parents to hand over their children to the Nazis.

Overnight: Lublin

 


 

 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30th



YESHIVA OF CHACHMEI LUBLIN
The prestigious pre-Holocaust Yeshiva, where one needed to master 400 pages of Talmud to apply. It was founded by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, originator of the Daf Yomi.

MAJDANEK CONCENTRATION CAMP
See where the original gas chambers and crematorium still stand. A main site of the "Harvest Festival", where 43,000 Jews were shot in one day - throughout world history, this is the greatest number of shooting victims on a single day.

RABBI ELIMELECH OF LEZAJSK
Chassidic thought at the kever (gravesite) of the father of a Hasidic dynasty, the author of the "Noam Elimelech".

LANCUT
Visit the picturesque baroque style shul of the town of Lancut.

Overnight: ​Oświęcim AUSCHWITZ I

 

 

 

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 31st 



THE MUSEUM OF GENOCIDE
See the piles of belongings of those who were gassed to death. Look through the book of the names and history of 4,200,000 of the Nazi’s victims.

BIRKENAU

The Jewish Auschwitz. The factory of tragedy. Stand where the infamous selection was conducted by Dr. Josef Mengele. Witness the horrifying living conditions and latrines.

ZBYLITOWSKA GORA
The forest where 7,000 of Tarnow's Jews were murdered. Visit the mass grave of 800 Jewish children.

TARNOW
Visit the market square from where Tarnow's Jews were rounded up and deported. See the horrifying remains of Tarnow's Central Synagogue. Learn of the 728 Poles who were sent to Auschwitz from outside of the community's mikvah - which is now a diner.

Overnight: Tarnow

 

 

 

 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1st 

 

JASLO

Visit the site of where the Great Synagogue of Jaslo once stood. Destroyed by the Nazis in 1939, the Forest Hill Jewish Centre is modeled after its architectural design.

Overnight: Krakow

 

 

 

 SHABBOS NOVEMBER 2nd



KRAKOW SYNAGOGUES

Visit the shul of Rabbi Moshe Isserles, the Isaac Synagogue and the “progressive” Temple Synagogue.

OSKAR SCHINDLER’S FACTORY

Ponder the heroism of righteous gentiles.

BAIS YAAKOV KRAKOW

The world’s first Bais Yaakov School opened in 1917, finally providing an opportunity for Jewish girls to receive an intensive Torah education.

RYNEK GLOWNY
Krakow’s old town market square, dating back to the 13th century.

 

 

 

 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3rd 

 


POLIN – MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
A modern museum telling the story of 1000 years of Polish Jewry.

WARSAW GHETTO
Learn of the horrific living conditions which led to the death of approximately 100,000 Jews.

MILA 18
The headquarter bunker of the Jewish Combat Organization (ŻOB) - the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Heroes.

Tue, May 26 2020 3 Sivan 5780