COMMENTS on the Tour of 2001 |
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Excellent trip! Memories to share a life
Excellent group of people and good number of
people. We had a good balance of the serious and
I like the smaller towns like Bruges
In Prague, the Corinthia Towers is nice of
This was a good first time trip to Europe.......
I appreciated the balance of educational and fun
events..... I enjoyed how we learned from other group members....
When I came on this trip I was told it would be life
changing. It truly has changed my life, thinking and the way I will....
I feel we definitely received our money's worth.....
Great tour - will encourage others to participate.....
Meeting actual people involved in events
(Cor, Miep etc.)
make this trip unique.
itinerary, comfort and information has been excellent....
Meeting Cor, Miep, Jacque and Melissa has been an experience I will
treasure. This trip has been important to me both
educationally and personally.
The trip was
wonderful! ....... The Anne Frank House and the canal boat
ride in Amsterdam were great. .... The Sacher Hotel is
GREAT TRIP! WONDERFUL TIME!......
You need a guide at each of the camps and at each point
A lot of nice places,
historical and not..... Cor was a 'take charge' leader, but in a very
I was quite impressed with all the 'crew' and
I thought it was very wise to show the
videos on the bus ...
Great combination of
intense versus leisure.
SURVEY 2001 TOUR .....
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Day 2 Friday June 22
95% Airport arrival:
immigration and customs
100% Coach : seating, comfort
90% first info on bus
95% Fort Breendonk, museum
100% currency exchange and other services
95% lunch Breendonk
90% Hotel Aragon, Bruges check-in and
100% room and services city bus
Bruges, a town to visit
Day 10 Saturday June 30
95% hotel Prague breakfast
90% check-out and porter
86% bus to Mauthausen, incl.stop near border
95% video Mauthausen on bus
76% lunch break
90% bus journey to
86% Sacher hotel Salzburg:
check-in and porter
95% room, comfort
90% food, services
Tuesday July 3
95% Value for money
article in the Washington Post apparantly doesn't show up anymore,
you may check it out on this page (opens in a new
window)and choose a few topics from the top: "it's a cheap
after all" .... we saved a copy of that page:
Cheap World After All
By Carol SottiliQ:
Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 30, 2003; Page P03
interested in visiting various concentration camp sites in Europe. I
would like to go with a group where historical information would be
that specialize in World War II tours
often incorporate a visit to one or more concentration camps within
their tours. But there are few tours totally devoted to touring the
European Contemporary History Tours
(212-946-5480, www.eurohistour.com), a company led by camp survivor Cor
Suijk -- president of the Contemporary Holocaust Education Foundation
in New York and CEO emeritus of Amsterdam's Anne Frank House -- has
tours geared to teachers, but all are welcome. The company offers a
Central Europe tour "from the Netherlands to Germany, Poland, Czech
Republic, Hungary and Austria." The July 7-22 trip focuses on "the
places we know from the Holocaust and gives a real impression of what
happened 60 years ago." Cost is $3,200 and includes airfare, guides,
transportation and lodging.
Also, pick up a copy
of "Concentration Camps: A Traveler's Guide to World War II Sites" by
Marc Terrance, which includes information on tour guides. It is
available at www.amazon.com for $19.95 plus shipping.
oldest, in 1854 established, Jewish weekly in the U.S. The American Israelite
an extensive front page report on June 15, 2000, headed
Interfaith group promotes Holocaust education highlites the annual 13
day Historic Sites tour, visiting five European countries and nine
Holocaust sites, backed by The Greater Cincinnati Interfaith Holocaust
This year 56 men and women
predominantly educators, from 12 different states, partially generously
sponsored by prominent charities. Not all applications could be
honored, because of a limited bus capacity. It initiated the
consideration to conduct 2 identical journeys annually.
The magazine quotes Edgar
M.Richardson, a college professor and 1998 participant, expressing his
reflections in writing :
lies the hope that good, sensitive teachers in multiple contacts and
settings, can transfer what we know of the Holocaust to our
contemporary world in which genocide, ethnic cleansing, injustice,
abuse, silence and inaction in the face of evil continue. Will we as
individuals accept responsibility and have the courage to address the
neglect, illiteracy, suffering, starvation and deaths of those who are
victims of irrational hate or apathy?
Richardson continues :
all must be ethical and respond passionately to the needs for creating
a genuine `communitas'. We can do this by searching our own hearts and
minds, by examining the motives for our own behaviors, by lighting
stereotypes, prejudices and selfishness within ourselves and others,
and by courageously standing up for justice and fairness, to transform
However, the tour leaders assures:
is not all death and doom. Beautiful, cultural, romantic and amusing
experiences alternate abundantly with the `low'.