80th Anniversary of the
Liquidation of the Belchatow Ghetto
16 to 19 August 2022
Arrival in Warsaw
Arrival on 13, 14, or 15 August. Recommended hotel Hampton by Hilton (www.hiltonhotels.com/pl_PL/polska/hampton-by-hilton-warsaw-city-centre/
Optional Program: Sightseeing walk (free of charge) through the Old Town of Warsaw;
in the afternoon (4pm) there is a free live Chopin piano concert.
Optional Program: Visit the famous POLIN, the Museum of the History of Jews in Poland, a real must see. Beforehand a walk through the historical sites of the Ghetto Uprising.
(attention: this day is a holiday in Poland).
A bus transfer from Warsaw, hotel Hampton by Hilton, to Belchatow will be organized
Arrival and check-in at the Santin hotel (www.hotelsantin.pl), the recommended accommodation. Time for lunch and a walk around the streets of the old town
Reception at the Regional Museum, welcoming by the Director of the Museum, Marek Tokarek, visiting the Museum’s Judaica exhibition and exhibit on the town’s history
Round trip by bus to Zelow, Szczercow, and Widawa with some stops.- Duration approximately three hours (optional)
Welcome dinner at the Santin hotel, welcoming by the Mayor, Mariola Czechowska, information about the upcoming events
Bus trip to the former extermination camp Chelmno n. Nerem
Lunch at a restaurant in nearby Kolo, later transfer to Santin hotel, Belchatow
Dinner. Family stories of Belchatowers
Meeting at the Commemoration Plaque (Narutowicza Square, across from the former synagogue), laying of flowers and speeches by the Mayor, Mariola Czechowska, and the President of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, Avi Rosental
Jewish Cemetery Belchatow in Lipowa Street. Kaddish prayer with the Rabbi of the Lodz Jewish Community. Information about the renovation and the lapidarium project
Farewell lunch and book presentation of “Cud, ze przezylismy” by Andrzej Selerowicz
Concert of Jewish Music in Narutowicza Square
Meeting in Narutowicza Square where the citizens of the town will read out the names of murdered children of Belchatow, and where we will together light candles to honor the memory of the 5,000 Belchatowers
Dinner (optional). Evening free
Check-out. Departure to Lodz by bus. Guided tour of the Radegast Museum and Jewish Lodz.
Lunch and transfer to Warsaw (1.5 hours). Farewell or continuation of individual programs
We reserve the right to make changes to the program