The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow
Words cannot describe the enormity or the horror that the Jewish population experienced in Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Visiting Auschwitz is an experience which your students are unlikely to forget, but it's also essential to understanding 20th century history and the darker side of human nature. Complement your visit to the concentration camp with Schindler's Factory Museum for "Life in Krakow under Nazi Occupation" and a visit to the Galicia Museum to meet with a "Righteous Amongst the Nations".
Study Themes: OCR A - Germany 1919-1945
AQA B - Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII
• The Development of Nazi Racial Policy
• Life Under the Nazi Regime - Repression, Prejudice & Persecution
• Life in the Krakow Ghetto
• The Concentration Camp System
• Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations
• Auschwitz-Birkenau – Factory of Death
|Day 1||Flight to Krakow||
Guided walking tour of Jewish Quarter
Visit Schindler's Factory Museum
|Day 2||Visit to Auschwitz for guided tour||
Sightseeing around Rynek Glowny, Krakow's beautiful main square
|Return flight to UK|
This price includes:
- Return flights including taxes
- 2 nights' half-board accommodation
- Airport transfers to/from Krakow airport
- Guided excursion to Auschwitz incl. entry
- Guided 4 hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
The Nazi Regime, Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Second World War are common topics within the secondary school history curriculum so a trip to Auschwitz is very relevant for British students. Emotional, powerful and thought-provoking, a trip to Auschwitz brings to life the true horror of the events of the Second World War. Students will have undoubtedly read the statistics in thei...
The medieval Jewish quarter of Kraków became the city's ghetto between 1939 and 1941, and a film set during the shooting of Spielberg's Schindler's List. Today, it's a monument to a vanished community. Your guide will collect you from your hotel for your 4 hour guided walking tour.
Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945 is on display at the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory at 4 Lipowa Street. The facility has recently been transformed into a new branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. The exhibition is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Naz...
The exhibition 'Traces of Memory' is a photographic tribute to a vanished world, a powerful acknowledgement of Poland's Jewish heritage. The museum also focuses on Jewish life and culture, as well as the Holocaust.Groups can book educational workshops (2-4 hours) and the visit can be combined with the Jewish quarter walking tour. Workshops include: Introduction to the Holocaust, Polish Heroes, Mee...
This deposit of rock salt has been mined since 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300km of galleries with works of art, altars and statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking. After sightseeing, tourists can rest in the chamber complex 125 meters underground where you can find souvenir shops and a restaurant.
Hotel Batory Guest Rooms
The guest rooms offer 45 beds in total; students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with staff in twins. All guest rooms are en-suite and have TV, radio and a telephone.
You can start your day with a great breakfast, served in the Hotel Batory next door. Traditional Polish cuisine will be served in the restaurant in the evenings.
The hotel offers 36 modern and comfortable rooms, all with en-suite facilities, TV and radio. The hotel also boasts its own bowling alley!
Other amenities include pool table, bar, a restaurant and meeting rooms. All this makes Wilga a popular choice for school groups!
The hotel offers a total of 33 clean and comfortable guest rooms. All rooms are ensuite and have air conditioning, television and internet access.
A buffet breakfast is provided every morning and the onsite restaurant offers dinner to groups booked on a half board basis.
Students are generally accommodated in triple or quad rooms and staff in twins, all rooms are ensuite and have TV, telephone, WIFI access and safe.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning and you evening meals will be taken in the hotel restaurant.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Excellent communication. Staff commented on the service of tour guides in Poland - excellent! Very, very helpful and couldn't do enough to assist!
A school visit to Krakow is a very interesting and moving experience. Our students found the salt mines added a light alternative to the 'heavier' subject matter of Schindler's Factory and Auschwitz, balancing the trip well. Food is very reasonable and there is a very nice cafe across the road from the salt mines. A packed lunch for Auschwitz, due to the amount of time needed there, is a must. There is a lot of walking, so students need good footwear and warm/waterproof outerwear - we were very glad of both. Krakow itself is a lovely place for students to have free time and relax - with a walk around the grounds of Wawal Castle, visit to Rynek Gowney museum, a wonderful chocolate shop and plentiful souvenirs.
The workshop with the holocaust survivor, delivered the day after our visit to Auschwitz, was an incredibly moving, heart-wrenching and ultimately redemptive experience.
Krakow is an excellent centre for developing an awareness of the Holocaust. Schindler's factory is well worth a visit and sites are easily walkable, depending on where you stay.