On Tuesday 16th October 2018, 49 pupils, along with their teachers Ms Türk and Mr
and Mrs Schwiefert, as well as our school social worker, Ms Greife, met to travel
to Kraków. After an eleven hour journey, exhausted, we all reached our hotel, but
we still explored Kraków's old town that same evening.
The next day consisted of a guided tour through Kraków's old town and the Jewish
quarter, Kazimierz. Afterwards, we visited Oskar Schindler's famous enamelware factory.
We were able to evaluate our experiences over dinner together at Kraków's Hard Rock
The day after that, we went to Auschwitz. There, we first visited the main camp and
then the external camp, Birkenau, too. It was very moving for everyone.
That evening, in order to become more familiar with Jewish culture, we ate at a Jewish
restaurant. We were also treated to traditional Jewish music there. The evening constituted
a good conclusion to the whole trip.
The next morning, we got on our bus at exactly eight o'clock and set off on the long
The time in Kraków was gruelling for all the participants, but also interesting and
moving - they won't forget it anytime soon.