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FACT-FINDING TOURS
 

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, jgmagnuson@mac.com or

Tricia Miller, 310-525-8644, friendofisrael@hotmail.com

Sign-up Deposit Checks: $200, Mail to NCLCI, Box 24307, Minneapolis, MN 55424

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

 

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.)

 

8/13, Tuesday

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

Highlights include:

 -    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

 

8/20, Tuesday

Morning in Krakow

Afternoon drive to Oswiecim and tour of the town

 

8/21, Wednesday

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

 

8/22, Thursday

  • 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

 

8/23, Friday

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

 

8/24, Saturday 

Drive to Krakow for afternoon departing flights