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Educational Offer

The Auschwitz Study Group are available to provide tours around many of the Auschwitz zones outside of the museum perimeters related to our specialities. We also give lectures around Europe on request and have several years of experience putting together presentations to suit the needs of the audience. If you are looking at writing your thesis on Auschwitz or other areas of the Holocaust, we may be able to help you. We have amassed many documents, technical drawings and translated testimonies into English. Please select from one of the options below to find more information. 

 

Tour Options

The Auschwitz Study Group have spent several years researching the geographical areas connected to Auschwitz, including the 45 sub-camps, the Industriehof zone and several important locations around Oświęcim and Brzezinka. We have also spent a considerable amount of time in the archives studying original documents, testimonies, maps and technical drawings. We believe that no other organisation has the knowledge that we have amassed over such a wide area concerning the contemporary positions of these sites, many of which are either not known, commemorated or where relics still exist from the days of Nazism, protected.

For several years now, we have been providing tours for small groups who want to know more about Auschwitz outside of the museum areas. If you are interested in one of our tour offers, please use the form below and get in touch with us.

ASG Tour Booking Form

We work in Poland for approximately 3 months of the year, but we are flexible to meet anytime throughout the year. At the time of the tour, you will receive a printed booklet of the tour you selected for each member of your group in English or Polish depending on your preference.

All costs will be quoted upon enquiry. 

Once you have registered your interest, we will then discuss the tour logistics in greater detail either on email, skype or telephone.

The tours are in English or Polish depending on your preference, and will be conducted by Michael Challoner, Auschwitz Study Group Founder.

Please note: We do not offer tours of the museum zones of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

If you need advice on what kind of tour suits you, please contact us with a brief explanation of your interest. In many cases, only a few relics exist in many of these locations, and sometimes nothing at all. Our aim is to show the spatial areas of what Auschwitz was in proximity of where these places existed. We will do our best to fully brief you on every detail before you commit to booking with us.

 

Tour options

► Auschwitz Sub-Camps
Agricultural Sub-Camps           Industrial Sub-Camps
  • (Wirtschaftshof) Babitz
  • (Wirtschaftshof) Birkenau
  • Budy Male camp 
  • Budy Female camp 
  • Harmense
  • (Wirtschaftshof) Plawy 
  • Raisko
         
  • Chelmek  
  • Fürstengrube
  • Golleschau
  • Janinagrube
  • Jawischowitz
  • Lagischa
  • Neu-Dachs
  • Trzebinia
► Auschwitz III Monowitz and the former IG Farben plant
  • Site of the former Monowitz camp
  • Areas around the former IG Farben plant
► IG Farben Werk Kamps
  • Lager I: Leonhard Haag
  • Lager III: Teichgrund
  • Lager VI: Pulverturm

Please note: the IG Farben Werk Kamps tour is only given with Auschwitz III Monowitz tour.

► Industriehof Zones
  • A full tour of the zones in the Industrial zones outside of Auschwitz I
► Nazi Housing and Auschwitz Infrastructure around Oświęcim
  • Tour of the SS Housing and recreational district
  • Lederfabrik
  • Schuftzveiterschaftzeilerung (camp I extension)
  • Sola River (ash disposal locations)
  • Slaughterhouse and Dairy
  • Real location of the Judenrampe 
  • Vegetable storerooms
  • Zerlegebetrieb (Auschwitz scrap metal yard)
Industriehof zone of Auschwitz
A contemporary view of the Industriehof zone with historical commentary
Map labelled by Michael Challoner

 

Lectures

We have several years’ experience giving professional lectures to students, scholars and interested parties. Our customised lectures are designed to suit the needs of the audience, therefore, for each area of speciality, we provide 2 options reflective of time and level of details. Our lectures are available only in English unless otherwise stated.

All costs will be quoted upon enquiry (if applicable).

ASG Lecture Booking Form

► Lectures by Michael Challoner
  • Auschwitz Sub-Camps
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Auschwitz Industriehof
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Pre-war Oświęcim and the early formation of Auschwitz (usually as an introduction to other lectures)
    Available as a 30-minute lecture, recommended as an introduction
  • Auschwitz III, IG Farben and the Werk Kamps
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Post war situation of the immediate zones around Auschwitz I and II as a parallel to the Auschwitz Museum preserved area
    Available as a 1-hour lecture only
  • Social Media and Educating about the Holocaust
    Available as a 1-hour lecture only
► Lectures by Stefania Zezza (available in English and Italian)
  • History and Testimony
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • The Salonikan Jews in the Camps
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Literature and the Holocaust
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Language and the Holocaust
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Bergen-Belsen: Metamorphosis of a Camp
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
  • Memory and Trauma
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture
► Lectures by Hannah Wilson
  • Art in Auschwitz
    Available as a 1-hour lecture only
► Lectures by Iga Bunalska (available in English and Polish)
  • Jewish Oświęcim
    Available as a 1-hour lecture only
  • Auschwitz Industriehof [duel lecture with Michael Challoner]
    Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour lecture

 

Michael Challoner lecturing in Rome
Michael Challoner lecturing at Rome’s Tre University

 

Archive Support

If you need support working in the Auschwitz Museum Archives, we can help with with your project. We have worked with Film Production Teams, TV Documentaries and Printed Publications as well as National Museums. We are vastly experienced at working in the archives, and can translate and locate documents to help you with your research. We are happy to project manage and provide expert historical advice should you need it.

Contact us for information and costings.

 

Thesis Support

If you are undecided on what to write about for your thesis or paper, we can provide help with regards to Auschwitz and other areas of the Holocaust that are not so well known. Many people make the mistake of writing about aspects of Auschwitz that have already been researched in greater detail, but this does not have to be the case. We encourage people to consider Auschwitz in its vast spatial environment, not as the most common known view restricted to museum zones. We have amassed a personal library that includes thousands of translated testimonies in English and scans of several hundred archival pictures, maps and technical drawings. 

Please contact us for more information. All we ask is that you credit the original source (that will be made available to you on order) as well as the Auschwitz Study Group where applicable.

 

Technical
Technical drawing of Auschwitz III and IG Farben
Picture courtesy of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Archives

 

Media Support

We can provide information and research assistance to Media outlets such as Newspapers, Television, Film, Theatre, Print and official projects for Museums. We have recently provided information for a documentary to be aired in Poland in 2017, as well as archival research for a registered Holocaust memorial.

Please get in touch stating the nature of your enquiry. All we ask is you credit the Auschwitz Study Group as the source for assistance provided.

 

Partners

We have worked with and are partners with many official associations and offer our patronage to many more. We will be adding details of our partners in the near future, but we would like to take time to thank our partners and those who have recognised the importance of what we try to achieve and provide support and friendship, as well as sage council where required. In no particular order, Tiergartenstrasse 4 Association in Berlin, Kazerne Dossin, the Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Belgium, Stolpersteine.eu, Neuengamme Memorial in Germany and many others and individuals alike.

 

Contact ASG

If you interested in the educational offer of Auschwitz Study Group, contact us with a brief explanation of your enquiry and we will respond to you within 5 working days with more details.