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We spent three days in the beautiful city of Krakow exploring the historic site and enjoying the local food.

Yr11/12/13 Trip to Krakow, Poland including Auschwitz-Birkenau

We spent three days in the beautiful city of Krakow exploring the historic site and enjoying the local food. We wandered around discovering the local artwork, traditional carriage rides, famous palaces and fire-breathing dragons! We also had the opportunity to encounter the more sorrowful side of Krakow’s history with our journey to the WW2 concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was a harrowing but engaging experience, which will live in our hearts and minds for years to come.

“I truly believe that the Poland trip was insightful and an eye-opener. You never truly understand the hardship of Jews and the Polish during WW2 until you embark on this trip. The tour around Auschwitz and Birkenau was truly emotional and saddening but was well worth going to. The history within Krakow is immense, the culture and its background give great significance to the importance of this medieval city. The Schindler's museum was a great add-on to the experience, to discover what happened there and the people involved was extremely interesting. I highly recommend this trip to anyone even remotely interested in WW2, or interesting in learning more about Polish or Jewish culture. It was truly eye opening. I would also recommend packing tissues.”

“I feel as if the experience will stay with me and affect my day to day life. I am glad that I attended of such an emotional yet memorable trip. Although studying the topic for several years, the realisation of the horrific events became such a reality. Meeting the survivor was an experience which I will remember forever, although she was only young during the events, the way it had affected her life from then on was clearly portrayed in her speech and her aura”. 

 

 

“The trip was a great experience especially when you get to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau. You finally realise how bad it really was there during the war and it’s fascinating to see how far the Nazis went to cause suffering to the Jews. Something you can't imagine just by learning about it in your history lessons.”