In partnership with the East Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC), the Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) Multicultural & Co-Curricular Department will be hosting Dr. Jerzy Wójcik for live, free virtual tours of Auschwitz held on multiple dates through March and April.
Dr. Wojcik is a Scholar-in-residence of the Center for Holocaust Education of the East Valley JCC. His virtual tours of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp are not the typical online experience—the live format allows participants to ask questions and interact with Dr. Wójcik.
According to the East Valley JCC, “This tour is the most faithful representation of a physical visit to the Auschwitz memorial site.” The livestream includes historical footage, testimonies of former prisoners, Google Maps, aerial overviews, and Dr. Wójcik’s personal footage. Born and raised in a Polish town bordering Auschwitz, Dr. Wójcik was a certified Auschwitz guide and educator for 15 years, creating the virtual tour after in-person visits were shut down during the pandemic.
Spots for each virtual tour are limited and RSVPs are required.
Register now through Eventbrite for one of the following tour dates:
March 29, 2023, 12:00-2:00 pm:
March 30, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:
April 1, 2023, 9:30-11:30 am:
April 3, 2023, 9:00-11:00 am:
April 11, 2023, 1:00-3:00 pm:
April 15, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:
April 29, 2023, 9:30-11:30 am:
There will also be an in-person event with Dr. Wojcik held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm at CGCC's Agave Community Room. Dr. Wojcik will be discussing the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author who dedicated his life to commemorating the historical events that happened during that time. Find out more at https://cgc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8942938. The event is free and open to students as well as the community.
About Dr. Jerzy Wojcik
Dr. Wójcik was born in the town of Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland and has run the Holocaust Memorial Partnership since 2015. He received a Ph.D. in political science in 2010 and is a recipient of scholarships from the State of Israel as a Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University. For a number of years, he has worked with several organizations and institutions in Poland, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Jagiellonian University Center for Holocaust Studies in Krakow and the European Association of Israel Studies. Dr. Wójcik created the Auschwitz Virtual Tour in 2020. Learn more at https://www.evjcc.org/holocaust-education.