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 the events that took place in each. Visit battlefields, museums and memorials, interact with locals and become immersed in the heritage of the Polish people.