Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Centuries of Genocide: A History: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: Saturday, May 11 | Inbound: Tuesday, June 4

Centuries of Genocide

Academic Program: May 13 - June 3

Saturday, May 11

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to London*

Sunday, May 12

Arrive in London (Including Own Travel Students). Transfer to London residence*.

Monday, May 13

Morning class followed by guided sightseeing tour of London.

Tuesday, May 14

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

Wednesday, May 15

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

Thursday, May 16

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 17

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

Saturday, May 18

Free day.

Sunday, May 19

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

Monday, May 20

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 21

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

Wenesday, May 22

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

Thursday, May 23

Seminar at the German Resistance Memorial Center. Free afternoon.

Friday, May 24

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 25

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

Sunday, May 26

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

Monday, May 27

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

Tuesday, May 28

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 29

Morning class followed by free time to explore Kraków.

Thursday, May 30

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

Friday, May 31

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

Saturday, June 1

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

Sunday, June 2

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

Monday, June 3

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

Tuesday, June 4

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

AIFS reserves the right to modify the itinerary. Dates are subject to change.

* *Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.