Educators Study Tours

This HHREC educational mission offers teachers  a unique opportunity to visit  the sites of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland and speak with experts in the field. This guided trip was created to expand teacher comprehension of this monumental event in human history, and it has  served to inspire and motivate them as they prepare to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and promote protection of Human Rights to their students.

Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of how a re-unified Germany approaches the increased diversification of its population today, and prepare the next generation of students to understand the meaning of the Holocaust and pass on the lessons we have learned for the future.

Summer 2022 Trip - Applications Open September 2021

Educators’ Study Tour of Germany and Poland: 
July 2nd - July 17th, 2022

Per person - Single Room: $4,800*
Per person - Double Room: $4,400*

* Lower Hudson Valley New York educators will receive a $2100 honorarium
* 90 CTLE hours will be awarded to participants at the conclusion of the program
* Nonrefundable deposit: $ 500 per person due upon acceptance
* Balance of payment due on May 6, 2022

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Intercontinental roundtrip flights New York (JFK) – Berlin (BER)
  • National transportation by public transportation, local coach or taxi, local and long-distance trains
  • Intra-European trains and flights
  • Accommodation includes breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels (14 nights) in Berlin, Nürnberg, Warsaw, Krakow
  • 2 group lunches and 9 group dinners
  • Overall English- speaking guide
  • Ticket for the Chamäleon Theater in Berlin
  • Lectures, discussions, and local guided tours in English or with English translation
  • Group gratuities for tour guides and transportation
  • Entrance fees for museums in Berlin, Nürnberg, Warsaw, Krakow

Services Not Included:

  • Transportation to New York (JFK)
  • 12 lunches and 5 dinners (individual)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended; needs to be arranged individually)
  • Health Insurance (highly recommended; needs to be arranged individually)

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing Coach Tour of Berlin, including Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, Bebelplatz
  • Holocaust Memorials in Berlin (Murdered Jews of Europe, Memorial in the Bavarian Quarter, Memorial Track 17 – Berlin Grunewald, Homosexuals, Sinti and Roma, “T4” Memorial, Stolpersteine)
  • Educational programs at the House of the Wannsee Conference, Murdered Jews of Europe Memorial Museum, Jewish Museum (Berlin), Stasi Museum Marienfelder Refugee Center, Documentation Center Nazi Party Parade Grounds in Nürnberg, Nürnberg Courthouse, Polin (Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Tour and educational program at Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour of Kasimierz historic Jewish section of Krakow
  • Panel discussion on Jewish life and antisemitism in Germany today and visit to a synagogue in Berlin
  • Panel discussion on Migrant Settlement in Germany: Education, Housing, Employment, Legal Issues
  • Program on tolerance education and civil society in Germany: 7xjung – training ground for solidarity and respect

" Truly an inspirational program. Intellectually challenging and rewarding."