Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Centuries of Genocide: A History: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: Saturday, May 9 | Inbound: Tuesday, June 2

Centuries of Genocide

Academic Program: May 10 - June 2

Saturday, May 9

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to London*

Sunday, May 10

Arrive in London (Including Own Travel Students). Transfer to housing.* Orientation meeting with AIFS staff.

Monday, May 11

Morning class followed by guided sightseeing tour of London.

Tuesday, May 12

Morning class followed by a workshop on modern genocide with a guest speaker from a human rights organization.

Wednesday, May 13

Morning class followed by a visit to the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

Thursday, May 14

Visit to the Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for a talk and a visit to the exhibition on the International Tracing Service. Afternoon class.

Friday, May 15

Morning class. Visit to the Museum of London Docklands with a focus on imperialism and the British slave trade.

Saturday, May 16

Free day.

Sunday, May 17

Transfer from London residence to the airport for flight to Berlin. Sightseeing tour followed by a group dinner.

Monday, May 18

Morning class followed by a walking tour of the Jewish sector to include the site of the Old Synagogue; Womens’ Protest Memorial; Hackesche Höfe; Otto Weidt courtyard; Old Cemetery site (Moses Mendelssohn’s burial place); Jewish Boys’ School; New Synagogue and Bebelplatz (site of the Nazi book burning).

Tuesday, May 19

Full day excursion to the memorial at Ravensbrück, the largest German concentration camp for women.

Wednesday, May 20

Morning class followed by a guided tour of the House of the Wannsee Conference.

Thursday, May 21

Seminar at the German Resistance Memorial Center. Free afternoon.

Friday, May 22

Transfer from Berlin to Prague with a visit to Terezin Concentration Camp and tour of the ghetto en route. Check into accommodation in Prague.

Saturday, May 23

Morning class followed by a guided walking tour of Prague Old Town, including the famed Charles Bridge.

Sunday, May 24

Morning class followed by a tour of a local brewery including a group lunch.

Monday, May 25

Transfer from Prague to Kraków through the beautiful Moravia wine region with a group lunch en route. Check into accommodation in Kraków.

Tuesday, May 26

Guided tour of Kazimierz where more than 70,000 Jews lived before World War II, including visits to the Old Synagogue Museum and the ‘Schindler’s Factory’ museum. Dinner at a traditional Polish restaurant.

Wednesday, May 27

Morning class followed by free time to explore Kraków.

Thursday, May 28

Transfer from Kraków to Warsaw with a guided tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau en route. Check into accommodation in Warsaw.

Friday, May 29

Tour of the Warsaw Ghetto including entrance to the Jewish Cemetery and visit to the POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews.

Saturday, May 30

Full-day excursion from Warsaw to Treblinka Extermination Camp including a group lunch.

Sunday, May 31

Morning class followed by an afternoon visit to Lazienki Palace and Botanic Gardens.

Monday, June 1

Morning final review session followed by a free afternoon. Farewell group dinner.

Tuesday, June 2

Program ends. Optional return flight to the U.S.*

Dates and itinerary are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.