USC Trojan Travel
University of Southern California

World War II in Poland

Holocaust, Resistance, and Rebirth

World War II in Poland

per person
  • May 9 - 19, 2023
  • From $6,399
  • $ 1,000
  • History, Land
  • The National WWII Museum
  • Moderate

In conjunction with the National World War II Museum, join us on a moving journey that explores the history and heritage of Poland from the first moments of World War II through the fall of the Iron Curtain.

To fully comprehend World War II, one needs to understand its origins. As Hitler launched the war by invading Poland on September 1, 1939, the Nazis unleashed a hell that would cause immense suffering and leave the country vulnerable to Stalin’s post-war ambitions for Soviet expansion. Through the German occupation and the following decades of Soviet oppression, the Polish people held strong in their push for freedom.

This unique educational journey traces the history of Poland from 1939 to the fall of communism and the rejuvenation of a country and its people. Travel through Poland, exploring historical sites and reflecting on how the Nazis rose to power and then brought destruction and misery to Europe. Visit battlefields, museums, memorials, and interact with locals, and become immersed in the heritage of the Polish people.


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    World War II in Poland