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From Holocaust to Independence: Mission to Germany, Poland, and Israel

April 26 - May 5, 2022

Retrace history — your history. This spring, FIDF is offering the only mission where you can journey from the Holocaust to independence alongside IDF soldiers. Visit Nazi headquarters in Berlin, march through Auschwitz-Birkenau, celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut with elite IDF units in Jerusalem, attend a private cocktail reception with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, and much more.

We are your partners in courage. Join us!

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Visit Wannsee, where senior Nazi officials met in 1942 to coordinate the Final solution to the so-called “jewish question.” participants will stand in the very place where carbon monoxide gas chambers were first discussed. 

Tour the Topography of Terror a history museum located at the former Gestapo headquarters.

Visit remnates of the Berlin Wall and learn about life under Soviet control in East Germany.

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Tour Tarnow, a town once home to thousands of Jews who suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

Visit the Zbylitowska Gora Village and Buczyna Forest, where over 800 children were executed by the Nazis. March alongside IDF soldiers into Auschwitz to honor the 1 million Jews who perished in the concentration camp between 1941-1945.

Experience an inspiring Shabbat dinner with the IDF Witness in Uniform delegation.

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Attend the National Memorial Ceremony, dedicated to fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, with Israel President Isaac Herzong and other state officials at the Western Wall.

On Israeli Memorial Day, relive the final moments of 37 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War Battle of Ammunition Hill.

Celebrate Israeli Independence Day at a barbecue lunch with elite IDF units and later a gala dinner.

Attend a private cocktail reception at the home of the newly elected President of Israel, Isaac Herzog.

Witnesses in Uniform

Remembering the past to inform the present.

Each year, there are fewer Holocaust survivors living to share their stories. FIDF’s Witnesses in Uniform program offers soldiers a first-hand look at the almost unfathomable horrors of the Holocaust, leading to a new, profound understanding of their Jewish identity and heritage. Witnesses in Uniform visits the sites of death camps in Poland with delegations comprised of career officers and commanders, reserve soldiers, family members of fallen soldiers and Holocaust survivors. The journey invariably strengthens their resolve to persevere, to protect their nation, and to proclaim, “Never Again.”

Help ensure that the world will NEVER FORGET.

EXPERIENCE THE MISSION THROUGH THE EYES OF A PARTICIPANT AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR RETURNING TO AUSCHWITZ FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HER LIBERATION

Join us on this

life-changing mission.

View the detailed itinerary and register below!