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Discussion in 'History' started by ericha1806, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. I am looking to plan a trip in February half-term to Auschwitz. Does anyone havce any advice or could anyone recommend a travel firm that they have had good experiences with?
    many thanks
  2. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    First, let me declare an interest - I help plan the Central Europe history programme for a specialist travel business.

    Everything we do is curriculum focused and we have been taking school groups to Auschwitz for twenty years. Back then, it was all done by coach on a trip which lasted nine or ten days.

    Now, of course, it is possible to visit Kraków and Auschwitz by air in just two or three days

    Take a look athttp://www.culturetrails.co.uk/history-trails/school-study-tours/third-reich-and-ww-2/krakw-and-auschwitz.htm

    I would suggest you e-mail them with an outline of your proposed programme hugh@culturetrails.co.uk , or even better call them on 01691 88 61 61 to talk it through
  3. I strongly recommend you consult with the experts in this field at the Holocaust Educational Trust: www.het.org.uk. They run educational visits to Auschwitz for 6th form students and CPD visits for teachers and are best placed to advise you.
  4. We took 35 yr11 students to Krakow in February and used a company called WST travel. They were excellent, made planning very easy and the trip was brilliant. Would definitely recommend them - we are using them again this year for our trip to Berlin!
  5. If you get to kracow, get the bus to Oswiecim (poles do not appreciate the German name Auschwitz). The journey is an hour and a half, and unless I was dreaming, you will pass a house with a camel grazing in the garden. Kracow has so much to investigate also. The Birkenau site is some distance from the Auschwitz site. It might be that trains go there also now. I guess it all depends on cost but transport in poland is cheap compared to the uk.

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