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School Trips to Auschwitz

School trips to Auschwitz can be one of the most profound, unforgettable experiences of students’ young lives.

Auschwitz concentration camp was a huge complex of concentration and extermination camps operated by the Nazis in occupied Poland. An educational visit to Auschwitz is certainly not an easy experience but it is vital in order to really understand 20th-centuryhistory.

As well as deepening their understanding of the history of the Holocaust and Nazi-Occupied Europe, a school trip to Auschwitz will also help your students to better understand the dangers of prejudice, racism and hate.

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Why visit Auschwitz?

Understand the scale of the Holocaust

Although we all understand that the Holocaust was an awful, terrible event, we often fail to appreciate the scale of the devastation wrought on communities across Europe.

Auschwitz and the rest of the concentration camp system was one of the major tools used by the Nazis to carry out the Final Solution to the Jewish Question. So, a visit here really brings home to students the industrialised murder that took place here and in other extermination camps across Occupied Europe.

It is estimated that of the 1.3 million people who were sent to Auschwitz, over 1.1. million died. Although Jews made up the vast majority of this number, ethnic Poles, Roma and Soviet prisoners of war were also murdered here. A school trip to Auschwitz brings home to your students the scale of the horror perpetrated by the Nazis here.

On your school trip to Auschwitz, you’ll tour both Auschwitz I, the smaller original site of the camp, and Auschwitz II, the purpose-built death factory.

This will help your students to better understand the timeline of the Holocaust and how the Nazis developed the gas chambers to commit mass murder. And you can combine your school trip to Auschwitz with visits in and around Krakow and Berlin, to deepen your students’ understanding of the Holocaust even further.

Humanise the victims of the Holocaust

A school trip to Auschwitz will help to humanise the victims of the Holocaust for your students. Hearing the individual stories of some of the victims and seeing possessions taken from them stacked high, your students will begin to better understand the devastating human cost of the Holocaust.

1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz, which is horrifying enough in itself. But it’s even more so when you remember each of those was a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a child – all murdered simply because the Nazis decided that they were undesirable or racially inferior.

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Take a look at our range of Auschwitz school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin & Krakow

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin & Krakow

Explore the Nazis' rise to power and find out what life was like under the Nazi regime.

From £435pp
6 days, 5 nights
Air trip
Europe
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Train Trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow

Visit Auschwitz and Schindler's Factory to discover the horrors experienced by Poland's Jews in WW2.

From £265pp
3 days, 2 nights
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
School Religious Studies Trip to Krakow

School Religious Studies Trip to Krakow

Find out more about the tragic consequences of religious hatred and prejudice.

From £265pp
3 days, 2 nights
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!