The Judaics of Poland

The Judaics of Poland

Day 1 – Warsaw
Arrival at Warsaw airport, transfer to the hotel. Introductory walk around the Old Town, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Warsaw
Sightseeing tour of the city and Judaics, the area of the former Jewish district, and sites connected with the Ghetto Uprising in 1943, including the Memorial to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto designed by Natan Rappaport, the Judenrat building, the site of Anielewicz's bunker and the Umschlagplatz. You will also see the Jewish Cemetery, which survived Nazi destruction, the Jewish Historical Institute, which boasts the largest collection of Judaics, and the Nozyk Synagogue founded in 1902 by Zalman Nożyk, a Warsaw merchant. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw

Day 3 – Warsaw – Treblinka – Lublin
Departure to Treblinka, the former Nazi death camp where approximately 800 000 Jews were killed and now a monument-mausoleum and symbolic cemetery. Drive to Lublin, tour of the city; cemetery with the graves of many well-known rabbis, the Talmudic Academy of Lublin - the old educational centre of Jews in Poland, and the Synagogue. Dinner and overnight in Lublin.

Day 4 – Lublin – Majdanek – Sandomierz – Kraków
Drive to Majdanek for a tour of the former Nazi concentration camp preserved for posterity which saw the killing of 250 000 Jews from the Warsaw and Lublin Ghettos. Continue to Sandomierz to see the baroque Synagogue built in 1758 and the cemetery with a memorial created of broken tombstones. Arrive to Kraków, dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Kraków – Wieliczka
Guided tour of Kraków: Old Town, Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, and Kazimierz - the old Jewish town with its autonomous community (Kahal), the remains of the medieval Ghetto walls. The Museum of the History of Jews in Poland lies in the heart of Kazimeirz in the oldest synagogue in Poland, which dates back to 1470. Visit the Old Jewish cemetery (Kirkut Remuh), the Remuh Synagogue from the 16th century and the grave of Rabbi Isserles, a wall built after the war out of gravestones from the section of the cemetery destroyed by the Nazis. In the afternoon, there is an excursion to Wieliczka to visit the Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in Europe and placed by UNESCO on the list of the 12 most priceless monuments of the world in 1978. Dinner and overnight in Kraków.

Day 6 – Kraków – Auschwitz – Kraków
Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was the largest Nazi extermination camp and now houses the Martyrdom Museum. Visit to both camps, then return to Kraków. Dinner at the Ariel restaurant in the Kazimierz quarter.

Day 7 – Kraków – Łódź – Warsaw
Drive to Warsaw, stop in Łódz for a tour tracing the "cotton empire" of Israel Kalmanowicz Poznański; the factory buildings, residential buildings for the workers, the palace of Israel Poznański, the former Ghetto area and the 19th century Jewish cemetery – the biggest in Poland. Arrival in Warsaw, dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Warsaw
Transfer to Warsaw airport and departure.


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