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Poland Extension Program


DAY ONE

WARSAW'S JEWISH CEMETERY
Meet over 200 years of Warsaw's illustrious Jewish personalities.
POLIN – MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
A modern museum telling the story of 1000 years of Polish Jewry.MILA 18 
The bunker headquarters of the Jewish Combat Organization (ŻOB) - the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising heroes.
UMSHLAGPLATZ
The gathering point from where an estimated 275,000 of Warsaw's Jews were loaded into cattle cars and sent to the Treblinka Extermination Camp.
OVERNIGHT: LUBLIN

DAY TWO

YESHIVA OF CHACHMEI LUBLIN 
The prestigious pre-Holocaust Yeshiva (theological seminary) where one needed to master 400 pages of Talmud to apply.
MAJDANEK CONCENTRATION CAMP
Where the original gas chambers and crematorium still stand. A main site of the "Harvestfest", where 43,000 Jews were shot in one day - throughout world history, this is the greatest number of shooting victims on a single day.
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 (ritual bath) - which is now a Polish restaurant.
ZBYLITOWSKA GORA
The forest where 7,000 of Tarnow's Jews were murdered. Visit the mass grave of 800 Jewish children.

OVERNIGHT: KRAKOW

DAY THREE

BIRKENAU
The Jewish Auschwitz. The factory of death. Stand where the infamous selection was conducted by Dr. Josef Mengele. Witness the horrifying living conditions and latrines.
AUSCHWITZ 1
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 4.2 million of the Nazi’s victims.
PLASHOW LABOR CAMP
FaceTime conference with Mr. Sam Weisberg, a survivor of Plashow.
OSKAR SCHINDLER'S FACTORY 
Ponder the heroism of righteous gentiles.
OVERNIGHT: KRAKOW

DAY FOUR

WIELICZKA SALT MINE 
Visit the unbelievable salt mines which have been operating since the 13th century. Travel 440 feet (135 meters) under the earth’s surface and be amazed.
WAWEL CASTLE
Built by King Casimir III the Great. A Polish icon since the 16th century. 

DINNER WITH KLEZMER MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT 
 

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