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 …

 

Once described as the Paris of the East, Warsaw was believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world until World War II, bombed at the start of the German invasion in 1939. Deportations of the Jewish population to concentration camps led to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the destruction of the Ghetto after a month of combat. A general Warsaw Uprising between August and October 1944 led to even greater devastation and systematic razing by the Germans in advance of the Vistula–Oder Offensive. Warsaw gained the new title of Phoenix City because of its extensive history and complete reconstruction after World War II, which had left over 85% of its buildings in ruins. Nowadays, Warsaw is one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolitan cities.

During this trip you will be visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the city of 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. 

 

 

Museum of World War II and Solidarity Museum are definitely worth seeing in Gdańsk, the most beautiful coastal city in Poland! Then, you will be sleeping in Sztutowo in the house “Bumerang” and the next day you will have a chance to visit 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.

 

 

To know Gdańsk well, you have to spend there more than one day! Guided tour of Gdańsk and visiting the Museum of the Second World War and Westerplatte, this is the best plan for the second day in Gdańsk!

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.

 

 

Being in Cracow, you cannot miss the Oskar Schindler’s Factory and the Galicia Jewish Museum. We will show you then the most famous museums related to the Second World War in Krakow.

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.

 

 

A visit to the Concentration Camp Museum in Oświęcim is always a huge experience that stays in your memory for a long time. 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.

 

 

Lublin and the Majdanek Concentration Camp? Maybe you have never heard about it but Lublin this is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland and visiting Majdanek is extremely touching.

Majdanek, Nazi German concentration and extermination camp in October 1941 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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