Hugh Jordan

Jewish History in Poland

 

 

Warsaw

 

At one time, only New York had a larger Jewish community than Warsaw. Our groups here will visit the Jewish Historical Institute and the cemetery dating from 1806 and also the Nozyk Synagogue which is the centre of contemporary Jewish life in Poland's capital. Of course, the horrors of the twentieth century also figure large in our tour, and you will visit the Umschlagplatz memorial to the 300,000 Warsaw Jews who were transported to Treblinka, together with the monuments to the 1943 Ghetto Uprising and to the children of the ghetto.

 

Kraków

 

Our groups in Kraków have a guided tour of the pre-War Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, including at least one of the eight synagogues still functioning here.  Then to the wartime ghetto, including Schindler's factory.

 

A day is spent visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau memorial and museum.