Study Tours

The THM offers unique educational opportunities for groups to travel to Europe to explore prewar and Holocaust history. The Museum’s signature trips include the Holocaust Educators’ Study Tour exclusively for teachers, the Vienna Trip for Young Professionals, and the newest addition to our umbrella of offerings, the March of Remembrance and Hope.

March of Remembrance and Hope Canada

Join diverse university and college students for a unique, one in a lifetime travel experience to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides, while promoting allyship and dialogue

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The March of Remembrance and Hope is a dynamic educational leadership program. Its purpose is to teach students of different religious and ethnic backgrounds about the dangers of hate and bigotry through the study of the Holocaust, and to promote allyship among people of diverse cultures.


Explore our site to learn more about the purpose of this annual leadership program that takes students from across Canada to Germany and Poland on the experiential education journey of a lifetime.

Holocaust Educators' Study Tour

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Participant from the 2016 HEST Study Tour in Majdanek concentration and death camp.

Past study tours have taken place in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Each program provides an exceptional opportunity to engage with learning at historic sites, explore cultural forums, and discuss pedagogical issues related to teaching the Holocaust in contemporary classrooms. The THM’s Study Tour is an intense, rigorous program that combines academic with reflective and experiential modes of learning.


The Study Tour is a unique educational program that brings teachers, teacher candidates and faculty to sites of Jewish memory in Austria and Poland. It is an intense, rigorous program that combines academic with reflective and experiential modes of learning.


By visiting historic sites of destruction (Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Mauthausen), of Jewish culture (Lublin Yeshiva) and of rescue participants actively encounter living history. These encounters are supplemented with pedagogical methods and expertise to enable participants to teach about the Holocaust in new and meaningful ways when they return to their classrooms.


The program is made possible with the generous support of the Bill Glied Memorial Fund and private donors, allowing the THM to offer scholarships to qualifying teachers.

Vienna Trip for Young Professionals

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The Vienna Trip for Young Professionals is an exciting and inspiring summer educational experience for young professionals to spend a week in Europe immersed in the rich Jewish history and culture of Vienna while exploring the modern city.


The Experience Jewish Life in Vienna trip is a unique opportunity for young professionals to learn about the city’s past, experience its present, and dialogue about the future.


Subtitled “Past, Present and Future,” the program brings young professionals from Canada is to experience Vienna’s current, thriving, dynamic Jewish community in the context of the city’s dark past while dialoguing with community members, civic leaders, academics, experts and peers about the future.


*For people in their 20s and 30s.


Trip Highlights Include:


  • 7 days in the beautiful and historic city of Vienna
  • Day trip to Mauthausen concentration camp and site of Nazi “euthanasia” killings
  • Walking tour of Jewish Vienna
  • Meetings with current professionals engaged in Holocaust studies, memory and politics
  • Meet-ups with young Austrians
  • Friday night services in the city temple

Past trip have been supported by, and in partnership with, the Jewish Welcome Service Vienna.