Whilst most of the victims of the Holocaust perished in Poland and further east, the conception and planning of the Final Solution took place in Berlin. This tour traces the process by which such an unimaginable crime became reality, from rooms where bureaucrats discussed mass murder in terms couched in euphemisms such as ‘resettlement’ and ‘special treatment’ to the railway stations where countless thousands were loaded onto cattle wagons. Considering the role played by the organisations behind the Holocaust – the Gestapo and the SS – at the site of their former headquarters, the tour will also visit areas where Berlin’s Jewish community had lived and worked long before the Nazis came to power.

From there we head east to Krakow to explore the pre-war Jewish community and its fate. The tour culminates with a full day study visit to the most notorious sites of all, the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 - The Holocaust

 
GCSE

  • AQA GCSE Period study: Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • Pearson Edexcel Modern Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
  • OCR
    • Non-British depth study: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State
    • World depth study: Living under Nazi Rule, 1933–1945
  • WJEC EDUQAS Period Study: The Development of Germany, 1919-1993
  • SQA National 5: Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919–39

A Level

  • AQA Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945
  • Pearson Edexcel Germany and West Germany, 1918–89
  • OCR Non British Period Study: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963
  • SQA
    • Higher: Germany 1815-1939
    • Advanced Higher Germany: from Democracy to Dictatorship 1918-39

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • The development of anti-Semitic policies in Nazi Germany
  • How did Nazi Germany deal with resistance; the use of terror and repression?
  • The role of the Gestapo, the SA and SS
  • Nazi Concentration Camps
  • Punishments and the use of slave labour
  • Resistance to National Socialism

 

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Berlin
  • Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Gleis 17
  • Wannsee Conference House
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Auschwitz I
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Krakow
  • Kazimierz
  • Remuh Synagogue
  • Meet a Holocaust survivor
  • Schindler's Factory
  • Plaszow

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Return flights
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An exclusive coach for your exclusive use in Poland and Germany
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students

As always we had an amazing tour… so many special and moving moments

- Trinity School