The World That Was  

 Germany & Poland 

Tour of Remembrance for Christians
June 10 - 14, 2018

Itinerary

Day One

June 09, 2018

Visit Berlin's major sites including Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag.  See how Berlin, the capital of the Final Solution, has recognized the Holocaust and honored the memories of those murdered when we visit Topography of Terror, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe,  and Jewish Museum Berlin.

Day Two

June 10, 2018

Walking tour of the Berlin Old Jewish Quarter, where we will visit the "New" Synagogue and hear the unbelievable story surrounding the Rosenstrasse Protest Memorial. We will then head to Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp less than one hour north of Berlin! We will then visit the villa in Wannsee, where the infamous meeting of the Final Solution took place.

Day Three

June 11, 2018

We will be visiting the town of Herrnhut, Germany, after which we will cross over into Poland. We will visit the Gross-Rosen concentration camp; originally a satellite camp of Sachsenhausen, Gross-Rosen became the main camp of 100 subcamps. From there we will travel to Wroclaw, Poland (formally Breslau, Germany). A modern metropolis, Wroclaw was once home to a thriving and integrated Jewish community. It was an important Jewish city after the war, and there is a Jewish presence in Wroclaw today.

Day Four

June 12, 2018

Visit Auschwitz I and the museum of genocide. See the piles of belongings of those who were gassed. Look through the book of the names and history of 4,200,000 of the Nazi's victims. Visit Birkenau, the "Jewish Auschwitz." Stand where the infamous selection was conducted by Dr. Josef Mengele. Witness the horrifying living conditions.

Day Five

June 13, 2018

We will begin the day in Krakow's Kazmierz Jewish Quarter and Oskar Schindler's factory. We will visit Kielce, the site of a 1946, post-Holocaust pogrom committed by Polish citizens. 42 Jewish Holocaust survivors were brutally murdered. From there we will head to Polin-Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a modern museum telling the story of 1000 years of Polish Jewry.

We will end our tour with a closing dinner and transfer to Warsaw's WAW Airport and local hotels.

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Your Guide

Rabbi David Abrahamovitz:

Born in Toronto, Canada, David has been living in Israel since 2004. Over the last decade, he has been teaching Bible Studies and Jewish Law in Jerusalem. David studied Jewish history throughout his life and all four of his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Nonetheless, only after his first visit to Poland did he begin to comprehend the enormity of Eastern European Jewish history and the Holocaust.

 

Since 2007, he has led many successful Eastern Europe tours for participants from all over the globe, and from many different backgrounds. His trips are educational and meaningful. His guiding is informative and always enthused with passion.

  

David lives with his lovely wife and his six delicious children in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Why Germany/Poland?

Life experiences shape our personalities and subsequently change our lives. Today, a Jewish history Germany/Poland trip is an inspirational and enriching experience. As we appreciate and celebrate what was built, and acknowledge and comprehend what was lost, our appreciation for the land and the people of Israel is multiplied exponentially.
 
 

Who is this trip for?

This trip is geared towards Christians who would like a better understanding of the Jewish Holocaust. The tour is guided by an Orthodox Rabbi and is recommended for adults, and for young adults above the age of 16.

How do we meet up?

We will meet at our Berlin hotel on Sunday, June 10th at 11:00am. Our trip concludes at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm.

 

For those participants who require accommodations or logistical assistance before or after the trip, please send an email to dabrahamovitz@gmail.com to get in touch with David Abrahamovitz.

What is included?

The tour includes hotels, all transportation, all entrance fees and 3 meals a day.

Insurance

Prior to our trip, our participants should arrange their own medical/travel insurance.

Payment

All-inclusive Germany/Poland land costs - $1145 USD (additional $275 for single occupancy). Your spot is reserved upon paying the down-payment of $400.  The deadline for submitting the balance of the payment is March 25th.

Please note all entrance fees are included in the price of the trip.

Cancellation Policy

Please note down-payments are non­refundable.

In the event that the balance has been paid:

- Cancellations more than 60 days prior to tour – 90% of balance returned.

- Cancellations between 30 to 60 days prior to tour – 50% of balance returned.

- Cancellations less than 30 days prior to tour – no refunds.

‪For all inquiries, please do not hesitate to email dabrahamovitz@gmail.com

Rabbi David Abrahamovitz - Phone: +972-52-516-7028 - Email: david@theworldthatwas.org

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