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Pilgrimage to Poland 

May 4-9, 2014

Please join Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence and his wife, Dr. Kathy Lawrence, for a special "Pilgrimage to Poland," May 4-9, 2014. This once-in-a-lifetime trip will be led by the world's leading scholar on the Polish-Jewish experience, Antony Polonsky, the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies here at Brandeis.

About the Trip

Dr. Polonsky has created a custom travel itinerary that will offer us a unique opportunity to discover the historic and contemporary world of Polish Jewry and meet with pre-eminent scholars, historians and key figures in Poland today. In Warsaw, we will visit the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Ghetto, the Old Town and the Royal Palace; in Krakow, we will be guided through the old royal capital, the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and the Altshul — the oldest synagogue in Poland. Our group also will visit the Oskar Schindler factory and the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps.  In Warsaw, we will visit the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Ghetto, the Old Town and the Royal Palace; in Krakow, we will be guided through the old royal capital, the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and the Altshul — the oldest synagogue in Poland. Our group also will visit the Oskar Schindler factory and the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps.

Please view the brochure, itinerary and video to learn more.

About Dr. Polonsky

Antony Polonsky

Antony Polonsky is Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Until 1991, he was Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He serves as Chief Historian of the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and has been appointed to the International Historical Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania.

He is chair of the editorial board of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, author of Politics in Independent Poland (1972), The Little Dictators (1975), The Great Powers and the Polish Question (1976) co-author of A History of Modern Poland (1980) and The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland (1981) and co-editor of Contemporary Jewish writing in Poland: an anthology (2001) and The neighbors respond: the controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland (2004). His most recent work is The Jews in Poland and Russia volume 1, 1350 to 1881; volume 2 1881 to 1914; volume 3 1914 to 2008 (Oxford, 2010. 2012).



Accommodations

Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol, Warsaw

The hotel is located on fashionable "Royal Route", near the Old Town,
Royal Castle, National Theatre, and in the neighborhood of Presidential Palace.

Pod Roza

Hotel Pod Roza

Hotel Pod Roza, Krakow

Pod Roza Hotel is the oldest hotel in Krakow. It is located between the
Florianska Gate and the Main Square, in the heart of old town.

Flights

We have reserved a group flight on LOT Polish Airlines to Warsaw, Poland, departing John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, NY. Group air is available until Jan. 26. For assistance with individual flight reservations please contact our tour operator's air vendor Eitan Battat at Traveland, by phone at 1-800-246-0452 or via email, eitan@traveland.net

Tour package

Land-only: $4230 pp. based on double-occupancy. Air & Land: $5400 pp. based on double-occupancy.

Package Information

Reservations

Reservations are available online or by phone toll-free at 1-888-811-2812, select option 1. Da'at Educational Expeditions reservations specialists would be pleased to assist you. Contact: Mordechai, Yishai or Marietta.

For More Information

Space is limited. If you are interested in reserving your space or would like additional information please contact Alyson Saykin, director of special programs by January 31, at asaykin@brandeis.edu or at 781-736-2988.

Reservations

Resources

Contact

Reserve Online 

Reserve by phone: Call toll-free 1-888-811-2812, select option 1.  

Reservations specialists are available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

Contact: Please ask for Mordechai, Yishai or Marietta at Da'at Educational Expeditions to register.

Tour Operator 
Da'at Educational Expeditions
Reservations: 888-811-2812 (toll-free), Select Option 1 

Travel Program
Alyson Saykin, director of special programs 
asaykin@brandeis.edu
781-736-2988