Itinerary 2013 (2014 Itinerary TBD)
Week I Warszawa and Kraków
Saturday, June 30
Arrive in Warszawa, where students will be greeted at the airport and taken to their accommodations. Group welcome dinner.
Sunday, July 1
Morning: Lecture tour of the historic Old Town district. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes)
Afternoon: Lecture tour of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Monday, July 2
Morning: Lecture tour of the Wilanów Palace, which was built in the Baroque style in the 17th century for the Polish monarch. 2 hour lecture tour (120 minutes).
Afternoon: Lecture tour of Piłsudski Square, site of Pope John Paul’s historic open-air mass in 1979. Visit to Tomb of Unknown Soldier and other World War II memorials. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Reading: Lukowski and Zawadzki, ch. 3
Tuesday, July 3
Morning: Visit to Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Afternoon: Walking tour of the area of the Jewish Ghetto, including memorials and remnants of the walls. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Reading: Szczypiorski, The Beautful Mrs Seidemann
Wednesday, July 4
Morning: Travel by train to Kraków
Afternoon: Free time in the historic Old Town of Kraków, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Thursday, July 5
Morning: Lecture tour of Old Town, Jagiellonian University, and Wawel Castle (built in the 14th century as the residence for Polish kings). Many famous Poles, such as the great poet Adam Mickiewicz and Marshal Józef Piłsudski, are buried in Wawel Cathedral. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Afternoon: Visit to the Market Square Underground Museum, which reveals the medieval foundations of the city that were uncovered by recent archeological excavations. (Lecturing is not possible in this enclosed underground space.)
Reading: Lukowski and Zawadzki, ch. 1-2
Friday, July 6
Morning: Lecture tour of Kazimierz, the center of Jewish life in Kraków prior to World War II; visit to Galicia Jewish Museum. 2 hour lecture tour (120 minutes)
Afternoon: Visit to Square of Ghetto Heroes, Schindler’s factory, and other sites that are located nearby. 2 hour lecture tour (120 minutes)
Saturday, July 7
All day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and museum, located in Oświęcim. 4 hour lecture tour (240 minutes).
Reading: Nałkowska, Medallions
Week II Przemyśl
Sunday, July 8
Travel by train to Przemyśl. Group welcome dinner.
Monday, July 9
Orientation to historic sites of Old Town Przemyśl and PWSW campus
Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 12. 9:00-12:00. Lectures by Prof. Agnieszka Bielec, Prof. Tomasz Olejarz, and Dr. Wise on Multicultural Poland before and during World War II. 9:00-12:00 each day. Total 9 hours (540 minutes)
Tuesday-Thursday – 1:30-2:30 – “Survival Polish” (no credit)
Reading: Lukowski and Zawadzki, ch. 4-8
Friday, July 13
Morning: Lecture tour of Przemyśl fortress and other World War I sites. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Afternoon: Visit to National Museum of Przemyśl
Saturday, July 14
Morning: Lecture tour of Molotov Line bunkers, German military cemetery, and other World War II sites. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes).
Week III Przemyśl
Sunday, July 15
Afternoon: Lecture tour of historic churches in Przemyśl. 3 hour lecture tour (180 minutes),
Monday, July 16
All day orientation to Service Learning. Tour of Jewish cemetery, which is the site of ongoing restoration efforts. (Dr. John Hartman will be present to oversee this project.) 5 hours.
Reading: Hartman and Krochmal (all).
Tuesday, July 17- Friday, July 19.
Lectures on Polish literature. 9:00-11:00 am. 8 hours (480 minutes).
Discuss the following readings: Schultz, Street of Crocodiles (Tuesday); Nałkowska, Medallions (Wednesday); Szczypiorski, The Beautful Mrs Seidemann (Thursday); and Polish poets (Friday).
Service Learning: Restoration and mapping work in Jewish cemetery 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. (16 hours)
Friday, July 20
Service Learning: Restoration and mapping work in Jewish cemetery 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:30-5:00 (6.5 hours).
Saturday, July 21
Morning: Tour of 17th century palace in nearby Krasiczyn
Afternoon: Tour of Bolestraszyce Garden
Week IV Przemyśl
Sunday, July 22
Hiking tour of Carpathian foothills
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27
Service Learning: Restoration and mapping work in Jewish cemetery 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:30 pm-5:00 pm (6.5 hours per day; 32.5 hours total.)
Saturday, July 28
Train trip to Warsaw
Sunday, July 29
Return flight to Buffalo
Final Paper Due: August 15