24 August – 3 September 2018, 10 nights/11 days: £2999 plus £45 single room supplement, where applicable.
All airport transfers, private transport between locations, hotel accomodation and breakfast, all dinners, all museum entrances, MHT Tour Manager and talks and guidance by MHT’s Holocaust Historians (2) are included. Places available but strictly limited.
We visit: the Lodz Ghetto, Chelmno Extermination Camp, Warsaw Ghetto, Lublin Ghetto, Majdanek Concentration Camp, Trawniki Forced Labour Camp & Ukrainian Guard Training Camp: the home of the notorious “Hiwis”, Belzec Extermination Camp, Lviv Ghetto (Ukraine), Sobibor Extermination Camp, Treblinka Extermination Camp, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Krakow Old Jewish Quarter: Kazimierz, Krakow Ghetto: Podgorze, Plaszow Forced Labour Camp & Oskar Schindler Story, Auschwitz I, The Ramp & Auschwitz II Birkenau Camps. With overnight stops in Lodz, Warsaw, Lublin, Zamosc, Lviv and Krakow.
We explain the Holocaust from the development of the T4 Euthanasia Project to the hell that was Auschwitz. On the way we see and explore the initial Einsatzgruppen Actions in Poland and the participation in massacres by the Reserve Police Battalions. We explain the formation and life in the Jewish Ghettos and the heroic but tragic Ghetto Uprising and their liquidation and the subsequent Transports to the Death Camps. We explain the history of the Camps and the process of organised murder from the initial killings of the Gas Vans at Chelmno through to the big three Operation Reinhard Extermination Camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka. We visit little known places such as the Ukrainian Guard Training Camp at Trawniki which was also the scene of one of the largest massacres of the war: the Operation Harvest Festival slaughters near Lublin as the SS Economic workplaces were ‘cleared’. From despair we see a glimmer of hope in the Death Camps as the prisoners rose up in a desperate attempt to flee their captors and destroy the murderous facilities. Finally, as the Red Army advanced, we see how the Camps were closed down and all traces of existence removed as Auschwitz Birkenau, further to the West, took on its most deadly phase of murder. On this tour we trace the Jewish culture that was so prevalent in this part of Europe for hundreds of years and the attempt at its systematic destruction by the Nazi regime.
This is a once in a lifetime trip and is MHT’s dedication to all those who suffered in the Holocaust.
£500 per person deposit payable to secure a booking, £1000 installment payment due no later than 12 weeks before the trip with the final balance due no later than 4 weeks before the trip.