MAIMONIDES POLAND ITINERARY
Participants meet up with group at Atlanta airport
Arrival in Warsaw
Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery
Visit the life of the Jewish people pre-war through the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw. The cemetery allows us to understand the richness and diversity of life pre-war.
A walking tour of Warsaw will include the Nozyk Synagogue, the former ghetto, the Church of the Apostates, the Umschlagplatz monument, Ghetto Uprising monument and Miła 18, the ŻOB (Jewish Combat Organization) memorial site.
Treblinka Death Camp
The site of the infamous Nazi death camp in which over 800,000 Jews were murdered.
Before the war, Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin was the most important Yeshiva in Poland, if not the world. It was led by the dynamic Rabbi and member of the Polish Parliament – Rabbi Meir Shapiro. We will also visit the Old Lublin cemetery. Walking tour of the Old Town of Lublin
Majdanek Death Camp
The Majdanek concentration camp was located three kilometers from the center of Lublin and was in operation from October 1941 until July 1945.
A small town close in which we can tell the remarkable story of those who put their lives at risk to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.
The grave of Elimelech of Leżajsk attracts pilgrims from around the world making the surviving cemetery one of the largest sites of Jewish pilgrimage in Poland and still an important Chassidic center.
A site of mass murder of the Jews from Tarnów.
Shabbat in Kraków
Candle lighting to begin Shabbat
Kraków Old Jewish Cemetery
Shabbat - Saturday
Optional Shabbat Service
Walking Tour of Krakow
The former Jewish quarter in Kraków comprises the most intact and significant collection of Jewish buildings in Central Europe today, including seven remaining synagogues.
Kraków Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory
Over the bridge from Kazimierz is the former WWII ghetto situated in the Podgórze area of the city where traces of the ghetto wall can still be found as well as Schindler's ‘Emalia’ enamel factory.
Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau
The largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps and extermination camps operational during World War II, the camp took its German name from the name of the Polish town of Oświęcim in which it is located. Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labour, lack of disease control, individual executions and purported "medical experiments".
Łódź Cemetary and Ghetto
Jewish people made up about one third of the city's population and owned one third of all the factories. The Radegast Train Station was situated in Łódź ghetto, which served as the departure point to the death camps in Chełmno and Auschwitz. We will visit the Jewish Cemetery of Lodz as well as the site of the ghetto.
Chelmno was the first death camp of the Nazi’s Final Solution which was operational in Autumn 1941 before the famous Wannsee Conference. Gassings took place in experimental gas vans claiming the lives of over 200,000 Jews.
Depart from Warsaw Airport