Understanding the Holocaust Berlin and Krakow

5 days/4 nights

From only £409pp

Overview

5 days/4 nights From only £409pp

This tour follows the path the Jews took from Berlin to the Auschwitz death camp and their fate. The genocide of the Jews was a culmination of a decade of Nazi policy and state enforced racism. Our tour provides an insight into the warped reasoning behind the genocide.

I have organized many trips with Key Stage and have always enjoyed the relationships with staff and the ease of the process.

Key Stage are an excellent tour provider. The whole process is stress-free and the company has a far more laid back and understanding approach compared to other providers I have booked with in the past.

DP, John Frost School

Curriculum focus

  • AQA GCSE History A: Unit 2D Germany 1919-1945
  • OCR GCE History B: Debates about the Holocaust

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Berlin. Private coach transfer to your accommodation.

  • Day 2

    Morning guided walking tour of the city to introduce the main sights including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Afternoon guided visit to the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz where in 1942 the fate of Europe’s Jews was decided.

  • Day 3

    Morning guided visit to the exhibition ‘The Road to German Democracy’. Afternoon guided visit to the Holocaust Memorial and visitor centre. Coach transfer from Berlin to Krakow.

  • Day 4

    Guided tour by private coach to Auschwitz 1 and Birkenau for an extended guided tour.

  • Day 5

    Morning guided walking tour of Kazimierz and the Ghetto including Schindler’s Factory Museum. Coach transfer to airport for return flight to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Housed in the Bendlerblock, former headquarters of the Weimar, this exhibition focuses on Von Stauffenberg, but also has rooms devoted to other elements of resistance. Groups have a guided tour.
  • An architectural icon in its own right, the Jewish Museum offers themed guided tours about Jewish life and culture in Germany.
  • The former concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin served many purposes. Used first as a pure concentration camp, it later also contained a Gestapo prison, a small camp for Jewish prisoners who forged currency notes and other items, and later still Soviet prisoners of war. It contains both a “medical research” section and the remains of a gas chamber. Guided and audio tours are available.
  • This exhibition relates in non-specialist terms the history of the city from its founding to the present day. It contains a Cold War nuclear bunker which our groups visit.
  • The central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on these grounds. The exhibition tells the story of these organisations and a guided tour can be arranged.
  • This is important only for one day in history, on 20 January 1942 Reinhard Heydrich led a meeting of those who would need to be involved in executing the Final Solution, which Hitler had decreed 12 December 1941. Today the house contains an exhibition detailing the steps to the Holocaust. Groups will have a guided visit.
  • An exhibition of photographs commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and celebrating the Jewish culture of Polish Galicja. It is located in the heart of Kazimierz.
  • This was created as one of the five main ghettos by Nazi Germany and was a staging point where ‘able workers’, who were sent to Plaszow Labour Camp, were separated from those who would be killed or sent to Auschwitz. Schindler’s Factory can still be seen here, which is now home to a museum.