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Please EITHER complete and submit the online registration form below OR use the button above to download, print out, complete the registration packet, and mail or give it to CANDLES staff in person at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center during business hours. 

Online Trip Registration Form

About the Trip

Dates of Travel: June 17 - 25, 2023

What's included:

·       Economy class flight from Chicago to Krakow (“complete” trip package only)
·       Tour bus transportation from Terre Haute, IN to Chicago, IL
·       Tour bus transportation in Krakow
·       7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 evening meals
·       4-star hotel accommodations
·       Daily professional guide services
·       A Journey through Auschwitz, Audio Tour
·       Two days of touring Auschwitz, including fees, professional guides, headsets
·       Trip t-shirt
·       Krakow city and Jewish Quarter tours with headsets
·       St. Mary’s Basilica tour
·       Tour of medieval salt mines of Wieliczka
·       The latest paperback copy of Eva’s book, Surviving the Angel of Death or another book TBD 
·       Tips on included services
·       One copy of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial: A Guidebook 

Preliminary Itinerary (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 17: 2:30 PM (EST) Depart Terre Haute to Chicago
Sunday, June 18: Arrive in Krakow (6 PM -CDT), get situated, and evening meal at the hotel.
Monday, June 19: Krakow City Tour (AM) and Salt Mines Tour (Afternoon).
Tuesday, June 20: Tour Auschwitz I with guides, dinner at Krakow restaurant.
Wednesday, June 21: Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau with guides, dinner at hotel.
Thursday, June 22: Plaszow Tour, Former Krakow Ghetto/Jewish Quarter Tour, Schindler Factory Tour, and Galicia Jewish Museum Tour.
Friday, June 23: Travel to Katowice to visit the children's home (Eva spent time here after Liberation), then to Czestochowa for lunch and to tour the city, Jasna Gora Monastery, and the Shrine of the Black Madonna. 
Saturday, June 24: Free day (Suggestions available - explore Krakow, river cruise, etc.), evening meal with trip participants
Sunday, June 25: Return to USA - 3 AM wakeup call; flight to Munich then to Chicago. 7 PM (EST) arrive in Terre Haute.    

A Journey through Auschwitz, The Audio Tour:
The audio tour, A Journey through Auschwitz, is a three-part tour of the concentration camps, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The audio tour totals over three hours of information. The journey follows Eva Mozes Kor’s life within the concentration camps using her own voice to tell the listener about her arrival and entry into the camp, her first-hand experience, and liberation in vivid detail. She then shares her story of forgiveness.

Audio Tour Considerations:

·       Participants will need a smartphone to access the audio tour.
·       No need for an international plan; the tour will run using location services.
·       Consider bringing a portable charger for your phone.
·       Tours will take place regardless of the weather; please consider bringing a zip lock or dry bag for your phone.

How do I become a part of this amazing experience?

  • Complete the registration packet and submit to CANDLES.
  • Submit the $600 non-refundable deposit with your registration (Your registration will not be processed, and your spot will not be reserved until your deposit has been received).
  • "Complete" trip package guests only: Submit a copy of your passport to CANDLES by March 1, 2023 (If you do not have a passport, apply for it immediately).
  • Pay your balance in full by March 1, 2023.
  • Get ready for an amazing experience.


  • Send or Upload copy of your PASSPORT to CANDLES Holocaust Museum (upload options at end of form)
  • Send your $600 DEPOSIT to CANDLES Holocaust Museum (payment options at end of form)

2023 Annual Auschwitz Trip Registration

This is a secure site.

Each individual should complete and return a separate registration form, a copy of your passport (if you are booking the "complete" trip package), and the non-refundable $600 deposit. The deposit should be received by CANDLES within 10 days of online registration. Full payment balance and copies of your passport ("complete" trip package only) are due no later than March 1, 2023.

Guidelines & Responsibilities
Pacing Statement
Registrant's Information
Registrant's Address and Other Contact Information

Those booking the "complete" trip package must provide CANDLES with a copy of the passport you are traveling with no later than March 1, 2023. Failure to submit your passport copy on time will result in penalty fees and may cause you to lose your guaranteed seat on the plane.

Phone Type
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Summary of Services

Services or products related to travel are listed below. The choice of either the “complete” trip package or the “land” trip package is required. All other options are added at your discretion.

Trip Package:
Important note: Susan Burke, a travel agent who books for both Travel Guard and Travelex, is able to assist participants with their personal travel arrangements to wherever you are meeting up with CANDLES (i.e. Chicago or Krakow). You can contact her at
Independent Travel Arrangements:
Travel Plans
Complete this section ONLY if you are purchasing the "land" trip package.
I am traveling to Krakow via:
Departure Meeting Location
Hotel Accommodations
All rooms are non-smoking. All hotel accommodations are based on availability.
Personal Considerations
Do you have a food allergy?
We make every effort to accommodate our guests, but we can only make special requests (beyond meat or vegetarian options) for food allergies and special circumstances.
Do you have an allergy to animals?
Do you use Facebook?
How did you hear about the trip? (Mark all that apply.)
T-Shirt Size (included in package price) Please Select One:
Book Choice (included in package price) Please Select One:
Social Media Release
Social Media Release

Optional Trip Insurance

Trip insurance is HIGHLY recommended, but not required for travel with CANDLES. In previous years, CANDLES has offered the opportunity to purchase group trip insurance. However, due to COVID-19 and a change in insurance policies, group insurance is now more expensive and does not cover as much. Therefore, CANDLES has opted out of providing this service since participants can purchase their own policies at a more affordable rate. Finding, selecting, and paying for a trip insurance policy will be at the sole responsibility of the participant if they choose to do so.

We strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance as this can protect your investment in case of an unforeseen illness or injury. If you purchase insurance at the time of initial deposit, there are added benefits as well. Your total covered amount for insurance should include the total cost of the Auschwitz trip with CANDLES, including any trip extensions, add-ons, extra flights, and extra hotel nights. Travel dates should be the day you depart your hometown through the day you return, which may not be the same as the CANDLES trip dates of June 17-25, 2023.

If you decline to purchase your own trip insurance and experience any medical condition or situation that would have otherwise been covered by the insurance, these expenses will be your responsibility to pay out-of-pocket and are not eligible for reimbursement.

Potential Trip Insurance Companies:
Please note, CANDLES does not endorse any one company. These are just examples. Participants may purchase through anyone who sells trip insurance.

·      Susan Burke, travel agent who books for both Travel Guard and Travelex,

·       Travel Guard,

·       Travelex,

·       Allianz Travel,

·       InsureMyTrip,

In the event of trip cancellation, CANDLES does not in any way guarantee that your reason for cancellation will automatically be covered by trip insurance. You should always direct questions regarding specifics of coverage or its limitations to the insurance company you choose.

Medical Form
Medical Form
Section A - General Information
Emergency Contact
Section B - Medical Information
Please indicate if you have/have had any of the following (select all that apply):
1. Do you take medications or drugs related to a pre-existing medical condition?
2. During the last year, have you suffered any significant illness, major surgeries, or procedures?
3. Do you have any physical limitations, handicaps, or prosthesis?
4. Do you have difficulty walking/standing or use a device for mobility assistance such as crutches, cane, wheelchair, or other devices?
5. Are you affected by any other pre-existing medical conditions not listed above?
Current Medications
Please submit a list of all current medications including: Medication Name, Dosage/Strength, Frequency, and Purpose
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(Please include inhalers, EpiPens, etc.)
Section D - COVID-19 Vaccination

With the ever-changing guidelines in both Poland and the United States, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in order to travel with us on the 2023 Annual Auschwitz Trip. The vaccinated guidelines are far less stringent than the unvaccinated guidelines. CANDLES will continue to monitor guidelines and requirements as we prepare to travel to Poland to ensure the safety and well-being of all our staff, trip participants, guides, and other travel partners. Thank you for your understanding.   



*Please provide proof of your vaccination against COVID-19 to CANDLES by March 1, 2023.

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Health Statement

Payment Information

Please note: A 3% fee will be added to all charges paid using a credit or debit card. This includes but is not limited to services such as PayPal or telephone charges.

CANDLES does not accept checks drawn on foreign banks. Those living outside the U.S. are asked to pay via credit card or wire transfer. If paying by wire transfer, there will be a $20 acceptance fee in addition to any fees charged by the bank initiating the transfer.

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