NCLCI believes that its tours to Israel are unique. By traveling with NCLCI one has an opportunity to be updated on the complex and currently unfolding situation.
A fact-finding trip with NCLCI offers participants an opportunity to meet with members of the Knesset and other top Israeli officials as well as a cross-section of leading members of the Jewish and Palestinian communities.
Participants have also met with such church dignitaries as the Papal Nuncio, the Latin and Greek Orthodox Patriarchs, the Coptic Archbishop, and other important Protestant, ecumenical and interfaith leaders in Israel.
A Unique Opportunity for Christian Leaders to Visit Poland
August 13-24, 2019
Learn About the History and Consequences of Anti-Semitism through an In-depth Experience of Jewish History and the Holocaust
Hosted by JoAnn Magnuson, Holocaust Educator & Veteran Tour Host
Rev. Dr. Tricia Miller, CAMERA Christian Research Analyst and Author of
Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church
Cost: $2000 Land-Only; Airfare approximately $1400 from MSP
Includes all hotels, breakfasts and dinners, ground transportation, admissions and guides
CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, is the oldest and largest media watch group setting the record straight on Israel and the Middle East since 1982. CAMERA’s Partnership of Christians and Jews provides a powerful response to anti-Christian and anti-Jewish voices in the global media and specializes in education for Christian leaders on topics relevant to Israel and anti-Semitism.
JoAnn Magnuson and Tricia Miller are leaders in the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel
and are educators who have extensive experience in Holocaust education, opposing anti-Semitism,
and telling the truth about Israel.
This trip to Poland will:
Educate Christian leaders about the history and consequences of anti-Semitism
Equip leaders to counter lies about Israel and the Jewish people with the truth
Demonstrate the need for the existence of the Jewish State
Strengthen participants through fellowship with like-minded believers in Eastern Europe
who have a very different life experience than those of us from the USA
In brief, tour participants will:
Learn about 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland before World War II
Encounter first-hand how the Nazis systematically destroyed that life
Be strengthened and blessed by meeting Christians from all over Europe through participation in a Christian conference in Oswiecim, the site of the Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The conference is hosted by Shalom Ministry Association, a Christian ministry that works for reconciliation between Christians and Jews, teaches about Israel, blesses Israel in practical ways,
and ministers to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe.
Itinerary – Brief Outline:
Warsaw for 4 nights – Welcome Dinner, Jewish Historical Sites, Jewish Ghetto & Two Nazi Camps
Krakow for 3 nights – Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum, Krakow ghetto, Jewish Quarter
Oswiecim for 4 nights – Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Guided visit of the Fountain of Tears, Participation in Christian conference on behalf of Israel, Farewell Dinner
To Register Contact: JoAnn Magnuson, 952-994-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tricia Miller, 310-525-8644, email@example.com
Sign-up Deposit Checks: $200, Mail to NCLCI, Box 24307, Minneapolis, MN 55424
Since participants will be coming from different cities, everyone is encouraged to book their own flights to arrive in Warsaw no later than the afternoon of Tuesday, 8/13, and to leave Krakow no sooner than the afternoon of Saturday, 8/24. (If you want to fly from MSP, JoAnn can arrange that.)
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland’s capital
Transfer to Warsaw hotel on your own. If assistance is needed with this, please ask.
Welcome dinner and orientation meeting
8/14 – 8/17, Wednesday – Saturday
Tour Warsaw, home to one of the largest Jewish populations before WWII
- Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Nożyk Synagogue, the only synagogue that survived the war
Historical reconstructed Old Town of Warsaw
Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest, still operating Jewish necropolises in Europe and testimony to hundreds of years of Jewish life
The remains of the Jewish ghetto, the largest in Europe, created by the Nazis and the site of two uprisings on the part of its inhabitants
Mila 18, the site where Jewish fighters held out to the end of the Ghetto uprising
Monument to the heroes of the Ghetto uprising
Umschlagplatz, the collection point where Jews were deported from the Ghetto to extermination camps
We will also tour Treblinka, a Nazi extermination camp just northeast of Warsaw, where more Jews were exterminated than at any other camp except Auschwitz.
Lunches on own, en route.
8/17 – 8/20, Saturday – Tuesday
Drive to Krakow, Poland’s cultural heart and former capital. On the way, we will visit Majdanek, a Nazi extermination camp on the outskirts of Lublin.
In Krakow we will:
Explore the Jewish Quarter and its 7 synagogues including the famous Remuh Synagogue & cemetery
Visit the remains of the Jewish Ghetto established by the Nazis & the train station where Jews were deported to the camps
Visit the “Pharmacy,” the secret gateway to & from the Ghetto
Visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum & the sites used to film the 1993 Spielberg movie, Schindler’s List
Enjoy the beautiful culture and history of Krakow
Morning in Krakow
Afternoon drive to Oswiecim and tour of the town
Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp
- Tour the original barracks and buildings
See the prisoners’ personal belongings, including their shoes and hair
View the gas chambers and crematoriums
Walk the train tracks that brought prisoners to the camps
Experience the sheer vastness of the well-planned and thoroughly executed attempt to annihilate the Jewish people
Visit a near-by Monastery, where Franciscan monks have preserved the drawings of Marian Kolodziej, a survivor of four concentration camps, including Auschwitz
Visit the Fountain of Tears with Rick Wienecke
Participate in the opening service of the conference hosted by Shalom Ministry Association Oswiecim, International Center of Reconciliation
Participate in the conference hosted by Shalom Ministry Association
During this conference, participants will:
Join hundreds of Eastern European Christians in their efforts to support the State of Israel
Learn about Shalom Ministry’s work among the Holocaust survivors of Eastern Europe
Experience the joy and commitment of Christians whose faith survived and thrived in spite of Nazi and Communist oppression and persecution
Leave inspired by their Christian faith and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people
Drive to Krakow for afternoon departing flights