Auschwitz Virtual Tour

Date: November 11, 2021

While COVID-19 may have prevented travel to historical sites around the world, the virtual space has opened up to give viewers an alternative and unique perspective. November 9 – 10, 2021 marks the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass and we invite you to join Jerzy Wójcik, a guide at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for over 14 years, who has created an innovative and immersive virtual program that is not just a guided tour, but a narrated history. The online experience includes visiting the place as it is today and as it was 80 years ago. The combination of drone recordings, 3D applications, historical pictures and footage creates an extraordinary learning experience.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre of Holocaust Studies.

Zoom Webinar Presentation

Presenter: Jerzy Wójcik

Audience: 9 – 12


Picture Books (appropriate for grades 5-8):

Fania’s Heart by Anne Renaud

The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer

The Harmonica by Tony Johnston

The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

Jars of Hope: how One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by Jennifer Roy

The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse

Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee


Young Readers (appropriate for grades 5-8):

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story by Marion Blumenthal Lazan

I Am a Star by Inge Auerbacher

Kathy Kacer Holocaust novels (


Graphic Novels:

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Anne Frank and David Polonsky

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier & Greg Salsedo

Maus by Art Spiegelman



By Chance Alone by Max Eisen

Night by Elie Wiesel

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke as told to Jennifer Armstrong

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

The Diary of Anne Frank


Canadian Holocaust Organizations:

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies


Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre


Montreal Holocaust Museum


Azrieli Foundation


Canadian Society for Yad Vashem


Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre


Facing History and Ourselves


International Holocaust Organizations:

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museums


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Yad Vashem


International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance


USC Shoah Foundation – Testimonies by holocaust survivors


 Personal Reading for Educators:

By Chance Alone by Max Eisen

Night by Elie Wiesel

999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune Macadam

The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

I was Doctor Mengele’s Assistant by Miklos Nyiszli – Recommended by Jerzy


 Film recommended by Jerzy

A Hidden Life (2019) by Terrence Malick