Nazis and the Holocaust school trips to Germany
Of course, Berlin is one of our most popular destinations for Nazis and Holocaust school trips. Here, students can visit Sachsenhausen concentration camp, as well as stand in Bebelplatz, the scene of the ‘Burning of the Books’. They can visit the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz, where prominent Nazis agreed upon the Final Solution. And they can visit the Jewish Museum, to learn more about the history of the Jewish community in Germany prior to and during the Holocaust.
Alternatively, if you want your students to better understand the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party, and learn more about the National Socialist movement in Germany, you may like to consider a school trip to Munich and Nuremberg. On a walking tour of Munich, your students will see some of the key sites in the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. You can visit Feldherrnhalle, the site of the Beer Hall Putsch, and you can visit the nearby rally grounds in Nuremberg, where the Nazis held many of their huge rallies.
You’ll also be able to visit Dachau concentration camp and the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, where your students will learn more about how Nazi war criminals were made to answer for their crimes.
Nazis and the Holocaust school trips to other parts of Europe
Of course, the Nazis didn’t only commit their terrible crimes in Germany – their trail of destruction can still be felt today in many parts of Europe.
Many of our groups choose to visit Poland or the Netherlands, for a history trip that focuses on the victims of the Holocaust.
A history trip to Krakow offers the opportunity to visit the infamous Auschwitz extermination camp. Although this can be a harrowing and emotional visit, it is of huge educational benefit in that it illustrates to the students the reality of and extent of the Holocaust. Here, they’ll gain a deeper understanding of how industrialised the Nazi killing machine was.
And in Amsterdam, students can visit the Anne Frank House and hear more personal stories of Jewish people forced into hiding by the Nazis.
Why arrange a Nazis and the Holocaust school trip?
Bring history to life
Whether you choose to visit Germany, Poland or the Netherlands, a Nazis and the Holocaust school trip will bring to life a period of history that is almost inconceivable to young people. It’s often hard for them to grasp how Hitler could come to power and how the Nazis could be allowed to put in place racist laws. The Holocaust itself and the appalling number of victims is also a difficult thing to grasp for students.
On your Nazis and the Holocaust school trip, your students will learn more about the context in which the Nazis came to power. They will learn more about those who collaborated with the Nazis and those who resisted them.
And they will be able to visit a concentration camp, where the reality of the Holocaust and its victims will be brought to life for them. They’ll hear personal stories that will remind them that the victims were ordinary people, just like them, who were murdered purely because of prejudice and hatred.
Help them to carve a better future
Your students will find a Nazis and the Holocaust-themed history school trip difficult. And the accompanying staff will have their moments too. But by giving your students the opportunity to experience this terrible history, you will be helping to ensure that the memory of the Holocaust lives on in your students.
Hearing the personal stories of the victims will stay with them forever. They will have a deeper understanding of how dangerous prejudice and hatred can be. And they will become more keenly aware of how important it is to fight racism and prejudice, and to carve a better future.
Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, we understand the value of history school trips and how to make them successful.
Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.
In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy immersing yourself in history as much as your students.