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Amsterdam airport has a comfortable link to the
Dutch Railways for those who travel on an own ticket to Amsterdam and
( we can assist you with the purchase of air tickets)
a link to the Dutch
Railways Site enter Schiphol at "from", in the
At 9.30 am we leave for a one hour
guided visit to the Corry Ten Boom house in
Haarlem, a famous, but regretfully betrayed, hide-out for Jews during
the Holocaust. After group lunch en route and a meeting with a close
friend of Anne Frank, we continue for Camp Westerbork,
the place from where the Jews were transferred to the extermination
camps in Germany and Poland. A video and an oral presentation on the
bus will precede this visit.|
Upon return in Amsterdam is the evening at leisure with an optional
canal boat cruise at night, .
| We visit Camp Sachsenhausen
in the morning, followed by a group lunch. Our coach will return to the
hotel but will make drop-off stops at the point where you select to
start your exploration of Berlin. Berlin has
excellent public transportation, for the free use of it we will issue a
Afternoon and evening are at leisure. Berlin is a sophisticated central
European metropolis, that did become again the capital of Germany. It
has a western center with vibrant nightlife, parks and woodlands. The
eastern part of Berlin has old townhouses, many restaurants and
Zelman and Rywka
| This day will bring us to Warzaw,
the capital of Poland. It is a long ride, during
which we will make stops every time the need becomes manifest. En route
we will enjoy group lunch, a video and presentations.
Early evening we arrive at the Holiday Inn, located next to the center
of Warzaw. From experience we know that many participants will still
have the energy to plunge into town.
Warzaw, that before World War II had 400,000 Jews living there, was
once considered the second city of the world with New York being number
The train station
After a guided tour of Warzaw,
including its Holocaust sites, our bus will proceed for Camp
Treblinka. A video and a presentation will prepare us for
En route to Krakow, we will enjoy group
lunch. Upon our check-in at the Radisson SAS hotel we will escort you
to a point with a choice of restaurants
day guided visit to Camp Auschwitz and Birkenau,
preceded by a video on the bus. All over the world the name Auschwitz
has become a symbol of genocide and of the Holocaust. Near Auschwitz a
group lunch will be offered.
Late afternoon we will return to the hotel, where you are invited to
board a "tram"
for a tour of the city that will also pass by Schindlers'
factory in which work place over 1000 Jews were saved from
death. The tram will drop you off at a point with a choice of
restaurants, not far from the hotel.
Chain Bridge connecting Buda and Pest
| A full day in Budapest
with a guided city tour in the afternoon, including
a visit to its Jewish section, followed by a group dinner in an
authentic Hungarian restaurant.
The German army occupied Hungary in March 1944. Ghetto's were
established and 500,000 people were sent to the extermination camps in
a few months time.
|Hilton Hotel Budapest|
The history goes back to the
beginning of the 14th century.
Hofburg, below will be visited
We leave Hungary, heading for Vienna
in Austria where, after group lunch and checking in at the
Radisson SAS Palace hotel, a bus tour of the city will take place,
including a visit to the Hofburg palace, once the
residence of the Austrian Emperors and also of (tragic) Empress
Till 1918, surrounded by 7 other countries, Austria was a large state,
ruled by the Habsburg family. Even Poland, Hungary and part of Italy
once belonged to Austria. Still today many traces of its multicultural
history and various ethnic races can be found. Vienna, the capital of
the country is a cosmopolitan city where important international
meetings take place.
our journey from Vienna to Prague in the Czech
Republic a 3 hour visit to Camp Mauthausen has
been planned. After group lunch we proceed for the Dorint Novotel Don
Giovanni hotel in Prague.
The Czech Republic has many mountains, highlands
but also canyons, lakes and lowlands. The Vlatava river crosses Prague
under its numerous old and marvelous bridges. The center of Prague is
an open-air museum of almost a thousand years of architecture.
morning we visit the Prague castle, from where we
walk down to the Karlsbridge, providing a view of
the city nothing short of breathtaking. After group lunch at the Clock
Tower Square, a guided tour of the old town, including its
former Jewish section will take place.
Rest of afternoon and evening at leisure.
Clock tower Square
Visit to the Ghetto museum
| Guided morning visit to Terezin
Ghetto and the Lidice village. Of the
503 people who once lived in Lidice, 340 perished as victims of an act
of retaliation, committed by the SS after the assassination of
Heydrich, the Nazi governor. 143 women returned from Ravensbruck after
the war, while 17 children, adopted by German families, were recovered
after a two year long search.
Hereafter we continue for Nuremberg. Here
we first drive by the court building where once the Nazi leadership was
tried and executed. Regretfully the place is not open to the public,
because it still functions as a court building.
We then go to the Hilton hotel for check-in and a group
dinner followed by an evaluation meeting.
Group dinner and
Main Headquarter |
The Hauhaus on the
| In the morning we will visit the former Nazi
Headquarters and Rally grounds.
Every September from 1933 until 1938 the German Nazi party held its
annual rallies in Nuremberg. The place was seen as
richest in German history. We then proceed for the Netherlands, having
a lunch stop en route.
Early in the evening we arrive at hotel Van der Valk at
Schiphol airport where we will enjoy a group dinner
a la carte. Our coach and master driver Frank Corty will return home at
hotel shuttle bus will see our participants to Amsterdam Schiphol
the departure to their respective home cities in the USA.
shown on the bus partly pertain
to the Holocaust sites we will visit shortly before we are visiting
them. For the other part they contain information regarding the cities
we are approaching. Also a video about Miep Gies, the helper of Anne
Frank, will be presented.
Pictures on our site are merely a way to give an impression of what we
will actually see on the trip. Hotels in particular always give
pictures of their most beautiful rooms.