1996 Poland/Israel Study
Mission -- Itinerary
The Holocaust/Genocide Project is pleased to provide the itinerary for the 1996 Poland/Israel Study Mission. The trip, as with the trips in previous years, was presented by the ORT High School in Kiryat Motzkin, Israel. Each year, participants praise the combination and the hospitality provided by the Israeli hosts.
The 1996 Poland/Israel study mission was a great success. Early in 1997, we will provide detailed travel information for the 1997 Poland/Israel study mission.
Wednesday, March 20
- Arrival in Warsaw (Warszawa), capital and cultural center of Poland.
- Visit Lazienki Botanical Gardens (once the summer home of the Polish king Stanislaw August Poniatowski).
Thursday, March 21
- Visit Nozyk synagogue (founded in 1902 by Zalman Nozyk).
- Visit Umschlagplatz (deportation square); Mila 18 (Warsaw Ghetto Uprising headquarters); and, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument by Natan Rapaport (erected in 1948).
- Visit the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery (established in 1799); Janusz Korczak Orphanage (designed in 1912); and, Old Town (Stare Miasto) of Warsaw.
Friday, March 22
- Visit the Tykocin (Tiktin) synagogue (established in 1642); and Treblinka extermination camp site.
- Transfer to Lublin. Tour of the city of Lublin.
Saturday, March 23
- Visit Lublin Market.
- Visit the Majdanek extermination camp site.
- Transfer to Krakow.
Sunday, March 24
- Visit Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow (synagogues, museums, and Jewish cemetery).
- Visit the Pankewicz Pharmacy (ghetto headquarters); Krakow Ghetto wall remnants; city square and cloth market; and, Wawel Palace.
- Visit the Plaszow concentration camp site (which is depicted in the film, Schindler's List).
Monday, March 25
- Visit the Wieliczka salt mines (Poland's oldest working mines).
- Visit the Zakopane ski resort in the Tatra Mountains.
Tuesday, March 26
- Visit the Auschwitz and Birkenau (Auschwitz II) extermination camp sites near Oswiecim.
Wednesday, March 27
- Transfer to Brno, Czech Republic.
- Tour the Fossil Caves (en route to Brno).
Thursday, March 28
- Transfer to Prague.
- Visit city sights.
Friday, March 29
- Tour the Theresienstadt (Terezín) extermination camp site.
- Sightseeing in Prague.
Saturday, March 30
- All day in Prague.
- Afternoon: Transfer to airport; flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sunday, March 31
Monday, April 1
- Visit Caesaria National Park (ancient Roman city excavation).
- Visit the Druze villages on Mt. Carmel.
- Arrive in Kiryat Motzkin.
Tuesday, April 2
- Visit Galilee and the Golan Heights (including Nazareth and Lake Tiberias).
- Visit the Israel-Lebanon border ("the good fence"); Jordan River; and, Golan Heights Winery).
Wednesday, April 3
- Passover Eve (Passover Seder with host family).
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
- Drive to Jerusalem.
- Visit old and new city of Jerusalem.
Saturday, April 6
- Visit Masada National Park and the Dead Sea.
In Europe: Participants stay in four- or five-star hotels, or the equivalent. (Names of hotels are provided well in advance of each annual trip, along with addresses and phone numbers.) Meals: Breakfast and dinner are always included. Lunch is either packed or bought en route.
In Israel: With host family in Kiryat Motzkin or modest accommodations.
Flights: Rates vary, depending on the place of origin.
Other Expenses: For the European portion of the trip, the cost for 1996 was approximately US$60.00 per day, except tips and purchased lunches. The approximate cost for the portion of the trip spent in Israel was US$150.
Visas: Please inquire in your country of origin to determine whether or not you need a visa to Poland or the Czech Republic.
Travel Grants: Travel grants are available to teachers, as well as limited grants for exceptional students.
Other Questions: Please direct all inquiries to iEARN.
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