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Miles of Wellington Collegesays...

From the 14-15th April 2024, a group of Wellington College went to Krakow, Poland to visit the concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau. Not only was it a thoroughly interesting trip, but a deeply profound and sobering experience for all involved. Words fail to describe the atrocities committed in the very grounds we toured through, and to be there in person is something that all of us will remember for the rest of our lives. Upon arrival, we walked through Krakow, visiting a beautiful synagogue, and were guided through the fascinating Oscar Schindler museum Here we learned the context behind the German occupation of Poland during the second world war and we got a glimpse of what life would've been like for Polish people at this time. Day Two arrived, and with it came our tours of Auschwitz. Spending the day walking in the footsteps of innocent people just like us who suffered beyond comprehension was overwhelming for many. Walking through cell

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Ems Redden(Se London)says...

Thank you to the organisers and to Chuni for showing so much compassion and taking the time to raise awareness for the Holocaust. I was extremely naïve going to the Auschwitz with only a base knowledge of what went on there which i am ashamed to admit, but this trip was truly eye opening and life changing, I never understood the sheer scale of deaths there or what those innocent men, women and children endured and how much they suffered. I didn't expect the size of the camps to be as huge as they were, especially Birkenau, if you have been, you'll know the the feeling of your tummy drop when you see all the hair behind the glass + shoes collected and think how could this even happen. I felt numb once i arrived back and still now struggling to comprehend overwhelming sadness + horrific acts of violence and mass murders that took place. I'm very grateful to have gone and experienced this. Massive thank you to all involved in making this happen.

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Iain(London, Surrey, UK)says...

The trip truly has had a positive impact on me, enlightening me further as to the scale of the atrocities that were committed, that I feel can only be truly appreciated in visiting the sites. Information and understanding was well conveyed by the tour guides and organisers.

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Allan Robinson(Snodland, Kent, UK)says...

I would like to thank Chuni Kahan MBE and the guides for the 2 days I spent with them in March. The hospitality and professionalism shown were second to none.

I set out at 8am for a flight to Krakow with a group of friends from work. The plan was to visit Auschwitz, something I had planned to do for several years. I have read many books and watched countless documentaries on Auschwitz and thought I had an understanding of what to expect. What I was not prepared for was the sheer size of Auschwitz-Birkenau, spanning as far as the eye could see.

Once I got home I sat down on my sofa with a cider contemplating what I had witnessed over the past two days. To be honest it had not really sunk in until then. These horrific acts are so terrible they are almost impossible to comprehend. After 32 years as a police officer and soldier, I am pretty thick-skinned. Not many things affect me but I am not ashamed to say this did. These tours will help the memories of these victims live on.

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Teresa(Hove, West Sussex, UK)says...

Chuni and the guides delivered a passionate and informed tour. It was a real privilege to be accompanied by such knowledgeable experts who also gave us the 'human element'. Very humbling.

Thank you so much. This trip will stay with me forever.