Genocide is considered to be the most serious crime against humanity that can be committed.
It is the mass extermination of a whole group of people, an attempt to drive them out of existence.
There have been numerous cases of genocide in history.
Also called “Shoah”, was the systematic persecution of Jews by the Nazis and their allies, before and during the Second World War. During the domination by Nazi Germany, between 5 and 6 million European Jews were exterminated. The murders took place mostly in the gas chambers of the extermination camps and by mass executions of the Einsatz groups.
WARSAW: Monument of the Warsaw Uprising, the museum of the 44's, the Nozyk synagogue and the Jewish cemetery.
TREBLINKA - LUBLIN : Destruction camp of Treblinka Lublin with its castle / prison which served as a Nazi processing center.
LUBLIN - BELZEC - ZAMOSC : The concentration camp of Majdanek, where the barracks, watchtowers, the only remaining gas chamber completely intact. Belzec, whose location was only identified in the nineties.
ZAMOSC - KRAKOW: Cracow city walk to the architectural richness of the Old Town with its busy street life.
AUSCHWITZ – BIRKENAU: Concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Under the infamous inscription 'Arbeit Macht Frei' on the main gate before visiting the exhibitions in the remaining prisons.
WIELICZKA - KRAKOW: Before World War II, about 70,000 Jews lived in Cracow, mostly in the suburb of Kazimierz. Optional visit to Oscar Schindler's Factory. Salt mine in Wieliczka, the labyrinth of 300 km of tunnels, underground lakes.
The Deadliest Nazi Concentration Camps in Poland
Visiting Death Camps in Poland is a spiritual journey into the times of World War II. The times when human life was worthless and the extermination of Jews and other „worse” nationalities was the main task for the Hitler regime. Visiting the death camps leaves a scar on every visitor; seeing the gas chambers, the watchtowers, the death block demonstrates clearly how life ended for many Jews, Poles, Russians, Gypsies and others - millions of innocent victims of the Nazi regime who found themselves in the camps just because they were born in families that were considered incorrect.
Auschwitz Birkenau. Belzec. Gross Rosen. Kulmhof. Majdanek. Plaszow. Schindler Factory. Stutthof. Treblinka. Wolf’s Lair.
Concentration and extermination camps: Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek.
A visit to these concentration camps is a spiritual journey to the time of the Second World War, a time when human life was worthless and the extermination of Jews and other nationalities was the main task of the Nazi regime. A visit to these camps leaves a scar on every visitor; seeing the gas chambers, the watchtowers, the death block clearly shows how the lives of many Jews, Poles, Russians, Gypsies and others ended - millions of innocent victims who ended up in these camps.
Jewish Extermination & Culture traces
For centuries since medieval times Poland was home for Jews; it was the centre of their vibrant culture and the site of the greatest tragedy.
Warsaw & Traces of war tour - Kazimierz dolny & Lublin - Majdanek & Zamsc - Lezjsk - Lancut - Tarnow - Wieliczka - Krakow - Schindler's list - Auschwitz & Birkenau - Warsaw
Medz Yeghern - "Great Crime"
Traces of the Armenian Genocide, the deportation and mass murder campaign against the Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire by the Turkish government during and after World War I (1914-22). An act of genocide.
The death marches during the Armenian Genocide, involving over a million Armenians, covered hundreds of miles and lasted months. Indirect routes through mountains and wilderness areas were deliberately chosen in order to prolong the ordeal and to keep the caravans away from Turkish villages.
Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Mastara - Ani Viewpoint and Iron Curtain - Gyumri – Spitak - Vanadzor - Dilijan – Sevan – Garni – Geghard – - Sardarapat - Metsamor - Yerevan
The "Cambodian Killing Fields" are a number of locations in Cambodia, where more than one million people were tortured, killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime during their reign of the country between 1975 and 1979.
Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison 21 -"Killing Fields" Choeung Ek
The Rwandan genocide was a massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda during the Rwandan civil war in 1994. Approximately 1,000,000 victims were reported.
Kigali - Genocide Memorial & Liberation museums - Nyanza - Ntarama-Nyamata Genocide Sites - Murambi & Bisesero Genocide Museums - Gisenyi & Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial.
In the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, conflicts between the three main ethnic groups, Serbs, Croats and Muslims, resulted in a most horrific genocide.
Sarajevo - Konjic - Jablanica - Blagaj - Mostar - Foca - Visegrad - Srebrenica - Sarajevo