The Roots, Resilience and Renewal tour is an exceptional journey through Jewish Poland led by bestselling author, Prof. Deborah E. Lipstadt.
On the tour, you will experience the most important cities of Jewish Poland and visit significant Holocaust memorial sites.
During this 8-day tour, you will get to learn - through Prof. Lipstadt’s daily lectures - about the history of Jews in Poland, the Holocaust and the roots of antisemitism in Europe. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with local activists, politicians and curators.
We’ll meet at the Warsaw International Airport and take you to your hotel, Bristol hotel, which is more than just a hotel — it’s a piece of the city’s history.
Later, we’ll go on a guided walking tour of the Warsaw Old Town and enjoy an exquisite welcome dinner with Prof. Deborah E. Lipstadt and special guests.
This day is, without a doubt, the most challenging of the entire tour. You will visit the historical memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau; a place which has become the symbol of the Holocaust.
In the evening, we’ll attend a dance performance, organized as part of the Jewish Culture Festival.
After a morning session with Prof. Lipstadt, we’ll go on a guided tour through the heart of pre-war Jewish Warsaw and the former Warsaw Ghetto.
After lunch, a senior curator will guide us through the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews, exploring 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland.
The day concludes with a dinner at JCC Warsaw with the local Jewish community.
Our day starts with a lecture by Prof. Lipstadt, followed by a tour of Kazimierz. We’ll enjoy lunch with the director of the Jewish Culture Festival.
In the afternoon we’ll tour Krakow’s Old Town and its architectural gems.
We’ll welcome Shabbat with JCC Krakow and more than 700 guests from around the world.
After Prof. Lipstadt’s lecture, we’ll explore the former Jewish quarter, including Okopowa Jewish Cemetery.
Later in the day we’ll visit the Jewish Historical Institute and see selected artifacts from the Ringelblum Archives.
In the evening, we’ll summarize the Warsaw experience together with Prof. Lipstadt.
On the last full day of our tour, we’ll experience the intriguing cities of Lancut and Tarnow.
As this day is meant to emphasize recovery and renewal, it will conclude with the grand finale of the Jewish Culture Festival.
This outdoor concert, with more than 25,000 participants, is an affirmation of Jewish resilience and a celebration of our revival.
First thing this day will be an express train to Kraków
In the afternoon we’ll walk from the Main Market Square to Kazimierz, a Jewish quarter.
In the evening we’ll attend a concert organized as part of Jewish Culture Festival at the Temple Synagogue in Krakow.
On this day, we bid farewell to Poland and our fellow travelers.
If you’d like to spend more time in Poland, visit family towns, or enjoy other parts of the country, please let us know.
We’d be happy to assist you!
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Join us for an experience of a lifetime!
Registration deadline is February 26, 2020
EARLY BIRD PRICE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
until January 17, 2020
- Prof. Deborah E. Lipstadt's daily lectures
- Private meetings with representatives
- 5-star accommodation with daily breakfast buffet
- VIP access to the 30th anniversary Krakow Jewish Culture Festival
- Private guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
- Shabbat dinner at the Krakow JCC with 700 guests from Poland and around the world
- Scholar-led sessions and guided tours in Warsaw, The Phoenix City and Krakow, The Royal Capital
- Curator-led visits through POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews & the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
- Airport transfers
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