Popular WWII School Trips…

Are you and your students looking for popular school trips that bring alive World War II and the horrors that came with it? There are insightful educational history trips you can take to Auschwitz & Birkenau, Galicja Jewish Museum, Kazimierz, Plaszow concentration camp, Podgorze wartime Jewish ghetto, or Schindler’s Route & Schindler’s Factory. These sites have a major significance and are important parts of World War II history.

Auschwitz

The infamous gates of Auschwitz

 

Let’s take  a closer look at each one of these sites and give you a brief history and its importance.

Educational World War II Locations

Here is a list of educational history trips that are available:

  • Auschwitz & The Holocaust (Project Krakow Trip): This trip is designed to help educate students understanding about the Holocaust, Auschwitz and the Jewish life during World War II.
  • Auschwitz & Birkenau Trips: The most infamous concentration camp of the Nazi reign was host to some of the most inhumane acts inflicted on prisoners here, that still haunt survivors to this day.  Auschwitz was a network of concentration and execution camps operated by the SS of Hitler’s Third Reich. The tour will take you into the heart of Auschwitz, visiting various buildings complete with artefacts inside from those who perished.
  • Galicja Jewish Museum (Meet a Holocaust Survivor): This museum shows the story of the Jewish people during the Holocaust with other Jewish history. There is an opportunity to meet a Holocaust  survivor.
  • Kazimierz Walking Tour (Former Jewish District): A historic district of Krakow, Poland. The Jewish inhabitants were forcibly moved in 1941 by the German occupying forces. It is a major tourist attraction of Krakow and important focal point of the city. The Nazi conceived Jewish ghetto in Krakow was situated in the Podgorze area in the Jewish Quarter. Originally the ghetto took up the area of twenty hectares that stretched from Plac Zgody square by Schindlers factory that could utilize cheap labor.
  • Plaszow Concentration Camp: This Nazi German concentration camp was built in Plaszow, which was a southern suburb of Krakow, soon after the German invasion of Poland. The Plaszow camp was intended for a  forced labour camp and was constructed on the grounds of Jewish cemeteries in 1942 during Germany’s occupation of Poland.
  • Podgorze Wartime Jewish Ghetto: Podgorze was a quiet neighborhood that was transformed into this Jewish ghetto and held 60,000 Jews from 1941 to 1943. Later this ghetto was terminated, and thousands of residents were either transferred or lined up and shot.
  • Schindler’s Route & Schindler’s Factory: Schindler’s factory, now a museum was the place of Oskar Schindler and his factory. Oskar Schindler was a German Industrialist, German spy and a member of the Nazi party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories.
Galicja_Jewish_Museum

Galicja Jewish Museum, Krakow

Conclusion         

That’s just a brief history from each location, however when you book trips with Adaptable Travel, you will be able to learn while on site, there really is no substitute for seeing things first hand and experiencing things right in front of your eyes. Students tend to be inspired by their teachers on these types of trips. With a company organising the trip it takes the stress out of the process and the headaches that might come from putting together an educational history trip. With the research done for you, teachers can be assured you’ll be visiting the best possible locations based on your teaching needs. It makes you appreciate and understand that learning doesn’t always have to be in the classroom.