Before the beginning of the tour, between July 14th and 15th, a preparatory seminary will be held either in Bucharest or online. The seminary will be held by professor Langu, the history teacher who will accompany us on the tour. The seminary has the purpose of going through some aspects related to the topic of the study tour, historical, cultural and political implications of the Holocaust and the attendance is mandatory for all the study tour participants.
Our tour will start on July 16th, early in the morning. We will embark the bus in Bucharest and head to Cluj-Napoca, where we shall stop and pick other participants living in that area. After that, we head together to Sighetu Marmației, where we spend the first night. The bus trip will be long, but not boring. We will delight you with interesting video documentaries and our history guide will discuss with you various aspects related to The Holocaust and Human Rights.
July 17th is our second tour day. Today, we are visiting the Elie Wiesel Memorial House. After a culturally rich day, we move forward to Krakow.
The third study tour day, is the day when we visit Schindler’s Factory and in the afternoon, we’ll have a set of discussions about the Holocaust. We have also planned a movie night.
During day 4, guided tour will allow us to discover the Krakow Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and we’ll get to know more about the history and meanings of this place.
On July, the 20th, we have scheduled the visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum. We’ll also visit the Jewish Culture Museum and after returning to Krakow, a follow-up planning session will be held. It’s going to be a full day, but it will end with dinner in town at Szara Kazimierz Restaurant.
On day 6, we’ll continue our cultural tour with Slovakia, where we’ll visit the Spiski Hrad Synagogue and the Bardejov Jewish Quarter. In the evening, we’ll head to Budapest.
The 7th day includes visits to Budapest Great Synagogue and the Kazinsky synagogue. Later on, we’ll walk aroud the Jewish district in Budapest and we’ll visit the Jewish Museum in Budapest. In the afternoon, we’ll go for a walk along the Danube to see the Memorial Shoes.
Day 8 is when we are heading back to Romania, after a morning debriefing session. We’ll spend the night in Cluj-Napoca. In the morning of day 9, a feedback session with US & Israel Embassy guests is scheduled, before travelling to Bucharest.