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Krakow & Auschwitz, led by Eugenie Brooks

April or September 2022

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Travel with us to Krakow, Poland and learn of its war time history and turbulent times. Experience the beauty of this City and pay our respects at Rakowicki CWGC cemetery to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 2nd World War for our freedom.
  • Accompanied by expert military history guide Eugenie Brooks
  • Visit Auschwitz and Birkenhau Concentration Camps
  • Visit the site of the Krakow Ghetto and remains of the actual wall, hear the story of Heroes Square, walk the route of those who worked at Schindlers factory and visit its museum
  • Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines and wonder at its magnificent saline lakes, beautiful underground chambers with chandeliers and learn about its history 
  • Visit Rakowicki Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and pay our respects during an Act of Remembrance
  • Explore the Kazimierz District of Krakow where scenes in Schindlers list were filmed, visit a local synagogue, bookstores and lunch at one of the Jewish themed restaurants
  • Visit the Galicia Jewish Museum and view the photograph exhibition commemorating the 800-year Jewish presence in South east Poland
  • Have the opportunity to meet a local recipient of the Polish Righteous Among the Nations Awards or a Holocaust and concentration camp survivor
Eugenie Brooks

Eugenie has a great military family background. Her father was a spitfire and hurricane pilot in WWII and her grandfather was an ‘Old Contemptible’ in the Rifle Brigade serving throughout the Great War. Her two Great Uncles were killed during the Great War and it's with this family history that her interest in military history and the importance of Remembrance and respect grew from an early age. 

Prior to guiding, Eugenie worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission before serving for 33 years in the Police, retiring from the Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection Department as a firearms supervisor in 2014. During her time in the police, Eugenie arranged and led numerous battlefield tours for colleagues to pay their respects, tracing their relatives who fell during war. She has led many tours to Normandy, the Western Front, Belgium, Poland, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Singapore, India and the UK and her groups include family groups visiting their relatives after researching their story, school groups, adults, military groups both adults and cadets and numerous veterans’ groups. 

She is an active member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and also volunteers for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a speaker, guide and has the responsibility of 5 cemeteries maintaining and checking the condition of both WWI and WWII graves.

Eugenie enjoys bringing the battlefields to life, telling the stories of the men and women who are buried and commemorated, making it relevant to the audience and introducing people to the battlefields, ensuring that the sacrifice of so many is never forgotten by this and future generations. 

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