All about the World War II

For all history lovers we have prepared a tour of the most interesting places related to the Second World War. Concentration camps, museums, Warsaw, Krakow, Oświęcim and much more …

 

 

Day 1. Arrival to Warsaw. Accommodation in “Apartment 8th floor”. Visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum, visiting Warsaw with a guide. The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. 

 

 

Day 2. Travel by fast Pendolino train to Gdansk. Accommodation in Sztutowo in the house “Bumerang”. Visiting the Stutthof Museum.

In September 1939, the Nazis created the concentration camp of Stutthof (Sztutowo) in a wooded area near the Baltic port of Gdansk. It was approximately 36 km east of the city of Gdansk, where the Visla river flows into the Baltic Sea. Originally, it was a civil prison camp for political enemies of the Nazi regime in the free city of Gdansk and Western Prussia. Only two weeks after it was set up, over 6 ,000 members of the Polish intelligentsia, prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and other persecuted people had been interned there. In November 1941, Stutthof was labelled an „SS special camp“, and from January 1942 on, it was officially declared a concentration camp.

 

 

Day 3. Guided tour of Gdańsk. Visiting the Museum of the Second World War and Westerplatte. On 1 September 1939 the Germans attacked the Westerplatte peninsula in the port of Gdańsk. This assault marks the beginning of the Second World War. A small Polish garrison held out for seven days, bolstering the morale of the Polish people. After the war Westerplatte became a symbol of Polish resistance against the German invasion.

 

 

Day 4. Travel by fast train to Krakow. Accommodation in a hotel. Krakow sightseeing with a guide. A visit to the Oskar Schindler’s Factory and the Galicia Jewish Museum

German businessman Oskar Schindler became an unlikely hero when he saved hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II (1939–45). By employing them in his factory, Schindler protected them from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generations of Jewish families.

 

 

Day 5. Journey to Auschwitz. A visit to the Concentration Camp Museum in Oświęcim. KL Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here. 

The post-camp relics are protected by the Museum created in 1947. The Memorial today is i.a. the Archive and Collections as well as research, conservation and publishing center.

 

 

Day 6. Return to Krakow and travel by fast train to Lublin. Visiting Lublin with a guide and visiting the Majdanek Concentration Camp.  

Majdanek, also spelled Maidanek, also called Lublin-Majdanek, Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on the southeastern outskirts of the city of Lublin, Poland. In October 1941 it received its first prisoners, mainly Soviet prisoners of war, virtually all of whom died of hunger and exposure. Within a year, however, it was converted into a death camp for Jews, transported first from Bohemia and Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) and then from Poland, The Netherlands, and Greece.

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