ca. 10 hrs
NO. OF PERSONS
from 1 to 8 or 9+
Belzec Memorial Site together with the Museum was founded in 2004 as an extension od Majdanek State Museum. Its main objective is commemorating the victims of Nazi concentration camp in Belzec. The German death camp in Bełżec was a centre of extermination for the Jewish people. From March to December 1942 about 450 thousand people were murdered there, most of whom were Polish Jews as well as the Jewish deportees from Germany, Austria, Czechia and Slovakia.
Prime Tours invites you to take part in a solemn and thought-provoking journey to the eastern part of Poland.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off
- Transport by a private car/minivan exclusively for you all the time
- Courteous and excellent English speaking driver
- Introduction to the visit (the background information given by the guide)
- Two-hour long guided visit in the Memorial
- Licensed, English speaking local guide
- Time for a lunch en route back to Krakow(meals not included)
- Individual insurance for all passengers (called ‘NNW insurance’)
- Return transfer to the hotel or any other place in Krakow – following your wish
- Professional service provided by the fully licensed company
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
1500 PLN | 333 EUR
750 PLN | 166 EUR
500 PLN | 111 EUR
410 PLN | 91 EUR
320 PLN | 71 EUR
280 PLN | 62 EUR
250 PLN | 55 EUR
All prices shown are
Explore Belzec, the former Nazi concentration camp. Another place of the inhuman madness of the contemporary history.
Belzec Memorial Site together with the Museum was founded in 2004 as an extension od Majdanek State Museum. Its main objective is commemorating the victims of Nazi concentration camp in Belzec.
The main entrance to the cemetery has been located in the place where the siding was situated. The cemetery consists of two parts: the “Ramp” and the building of the Museum, both of which form a cemetery wall from the side of the gateway. At the end of the "Ramp", there is a railroad track sculpture. It symbolizes the siding where trains carrying the deportees stopped upon arrival at the camp as well as pyres on which the bodies of the victims were cremated. On the wall behind the sculpture, there is a fragment of a poem by the Israeli poet Dan Pagis, entitled "Written in pencil in a sealed freight car". The only way from the “Ramp” is the “Road” leading to the “Crevasse,” which resembles a crack in the ground. Those two elements create the “Crevasse – Road,” which cuts the ground in half and uncovers the hidden elevation of the ground, thus revealing the dimension of the crime. At the very beginning of the "Crevasse-Road", there is rectangular relief. The cast-iron platform depicts expressive lines arranged in the
shape of the Star of David. It delineates the symbolic border between life and death. The soaring walls, which give the impression of immersing in the ground, render the horror of one of the biggest graves of the world. What forms the top of the “Crevasse – Road” is the granite wall, which contains an engraved quotation from the Book of Job. Together with stone plaques containing symbolic names of the victims, it forms “Ohel Niche,” which is a place of reflection on the tragedy of the people who died in the camp.
The way out from this underground square is by means of the stairs leading to the left and to the right. The next stretch of the road is a concrete path which runs through the “Stone Pile.” The path contains cast-iron names of the towns from which people where deported to Bełżec. The trees that were the “Witnesses” of the tragic events still grow in the area of the graves. The surface of the graves has been covered with metallurgical clinker, which reflects the natural land form. It is supposed to show the uniqueness of this place and commemorate the tragedy that took place here.