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Krakow is a must for KS5 students who are focusing the Holocaust and the Rise of Nazism. There is no better place to ask the deeper questions. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

A visit to Krakow gives your History students an in depth study of life in the Jewish community before the war and subsequently life in the make-shift ghetto before deportation to extermination camps. History lessons will never be the same again, once students experience the life-changing part of history that Krakow has to offer.

Our expert local guides will take you through Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish Quarter and on to Podgorze wartime ghetto to begin the story. Your students will also make the emotional and highly poignant journey to Auschwitz. The learning opportunities for History students are almost limitless.

A unique visit in Krakow is the Galicia Museum, which offers a chance to meet either a Holocaust Survivor or a Member of the Righteous Among the Nations; and fully-guided tour of the Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial Museum, students are given an in depth insight into the real-life experiences and stories of those who lived through these times. 

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

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Tour Details

Sample itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation.

Afternoon

Time permitting take a guided tour of Kazimierz (the Jewish District), Podgorze (Wartime Ghetto) and the exterior of the Schindler Factory. If your visit is taking place in Winter we can schedule a stop at the Galicia Museum where you can warm up with a hot chocolate.

Evening

Evening meal at hotel.

Day 2

Morning

Full day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau including a guided tour.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel.

Day 3

Morning

Time permitting visit the Galicia Museum to meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor.

Afternoon

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Curricular Links

AQA A Level

  • Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945

Pearson Edexcel A level

  • Germany and West Germany, 1918–89

OCR A Level

  • Non British Period Study: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963

 

SQA

Higher

  • European and world: Part D Germany 1815-1939

Advanced Higher

  • Germany: from democracy to dictatorship, 1918–39

WJEC

  • The Development of Germany, 1919-1993

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