MHT PAYS A VISIT TO REMEMBER BOTH ANNE FRANK & OSKAR SCHINDLER’S EFFORTS DURING THE HOLOCAUST
Military Historical Tours is pleased to offer this very special tour to many of the infamous Nazi Death and Concentration Camps with our excellent tour partner Mat McLachlan Batlefield Tours. This tour will include the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic and will visit many of the most notorious camps of that era. Seeing the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign above the notorious Auschwitz Death Camp Gate - meaning Work Shall Set You Free and really meant the tragic end of many of those caught in the holocaust’s nightmare.
Our focus will be on those sites that have become “infamous” for their cruelty to mankind.
We will experience the ambiance of Amsterdam, the heartbeat of the German Capital Berlin, the charm of Krakow, the bohemian bustle in Prague and the birth and death of the 1000-year Reich in Nuremberg. You will travel via deluxe motor coach as MHT visits these famous locations. Walk the ground of Schindler’s list, Auschwitz, Anne Frank’s home in Amsterdam and the most infamous sites of the Holocaust! Our Tour Leader is among the most knowledgeable and has traveled to these locations numerous times in the past. In-depth, easy to understand briefings will be conducted utilizing our English speaking guides. We welcome your phone calls, letters or e-mails Call us toll free at 703-590-1295 M-F 10AM-6PM, write or e-mail—we hope to hear from you!
Tour Price: $ 1,950
(Based on double Occupancy)
Single Supplement: $ TBD
Tour Price Includes:
- Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
- Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Historical Trip information packet, containing maps & other tour information
- Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
- Services of experienced Tour Leaders and English-speaking local guides.
Airfare Not Included: Get your own or Book Optional MHT Airfare: Round-trip economy or business class airfare from your home price quoted upon registration!
* - dependent on AUS$ conversion rate
29 Sep Sun (Day 1)
Depart USA to fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Overnight flight with arrival the following day.
30 Sep Mon (Day 2)
On arrival travel to our hotel to meet with tour participants. Hotel: Wassenaar
1 Oct Tue (Day 2) - Anne Frank’s Story
Today we travel to Amsterdam and begin to follow the story of the Frank Family with a look at the exterior of Anne Frank’s House. On 6th July 1942, Otto and Edith Frank went into hiding in the ‘Secret Annex’ of their home, with their daughters Margot and Anne. They were later joined by Hermann, Auguste and Peter van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer. Here they stayed for twenty-five months until the hiding place was betrayed in August 1944. The people in hiding were deported to the Westerbrok Transit Camp. Every Tuesday between July 1942 and September 1944 a train left the camp full of prisoners for Auschwitz/ Birkenau. Anne Frank and her family were put in one of the last three trains to leave Westerbork for Auschwitz in September 1944 just ahead of the Allied Armies entering the area. It is said that Anne and her sister were kept in one of the reconstructed huts on the site. We spend time at the camp and visit its museum before we continue to Hannover for an overnight stay. Travel to hotel. Hotel: H4 Hotel Hannover Messe (B-Breakfast)
2 Oct Wed (Day 3) - Bergen-Belsen & Anne Frank’s Memorial
Continuing Anne Frank’s story we visit Bergen-Belsen. After a month at Auschwitz, Anne Frank and her sister Margot were transported to Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, where thousands of people were dying of hunger and sickness every day. Margot and Anne both contracted typhus and died within a short time of each other in March 1945, only a few weeks before the liberation. We visit the site of the camp with its superb Holocaust Interpretation Centre and later have lunch in nearby Celle before continuing to Berlin where we stay for three nights. Travel to hotel. Hotel: City Hotel Berlin East (B)
3 Oct Thur (Day 4) - Berlin & the Final Solution
In Berlin we begin at the Holocaust Memorial, visit the area that was the nerve-center of the Third Reich and see the Topography of Terror exhibition area. After lunch we travel to west Berlin and visit ‘Gleis 17’ – a platform on a local railway station where thousands of Jews were deported from Berlin to Concentration Camps in the East. It now stands as a moving memorial to this sad chapter in Berlin’s past. At Wannsee we visit the conference center where arguably the decision to carry out the ‘Final Solution’ was made (entrance subject to modern day conferences not taking place). Hotel: City Hotel Berlin East (B)
4 Oct Fri (Day 5) - Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
On our second day in Berlin we travel to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a site which its Soviet liberators continued to use as a place of terror into the Cold War. We return to central Berlin for free time or you can join our optional tour of WW2 military history sites. Hotel: City Hotel Berlin East (B)
5 Oct Sat (Day 6) - Wroclaw
Leaving Berlin we travel into Poland and stop at Wroclaw. Once the German city of Breslau, it had a large Jewish population and later became a ‘Festung’ – a defended town – in 1945, finally surrendering to the Russians in May 1945. We have lunchtime here and free-time to explore the city center, which shows many signs of WWII. We then continue to our hotel in Krakow for three nights. Hotel: Best Western Efekt Express (B)
6 Oct Sun (Day 7) - The Oskar Schindler Story & Heroes Square
In Krakow we visit the Oskar Schindler Factory and learn the amazing story behind the man who worked tirelessly to save as many of the city’s Jews as he could. The factory site is now a museum. We take a look at the site of the Krakow Ghetto and see Heroes Square. Hotel: Best Western Efekt Express (B)
7 Oct Mon (Day 8) - Auschwitz
At Auschwitz we visit what has become one of the enduring symbols of the horror that was the Holocaust. We take a guided visit of Auschwitz before moving onto the vast site of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where an estimated one million died in the ‘Final Solution’. A sobering but memorable day which brings together many of the Holocaust stories we follow on the tour. Hotel: Best Western Efekt Express (B)
8 Oct Tue (Day 9) - The Heydrich Story: Operation Anthropoid
Leaving Poland we journey into the Czech Republic, and in Prague, follow the story of Operation Anthropoid (now the subject of a Hollywood movie): the assassination of SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Overnight in Prague. Hotel: International or Duo (B)
9 Oct Wed (Day 10) - Terezin
This morning we travel to Terezin – once Theresienstadt. This former Austro-Hungarian fortified town was turned into a Concentration Camp by the Nazis and used by them as a propaganda tool to give the impression that such camps were simply for detention. We stay tonight in Bavaria. Hotel: Gasthof Zum Storch (B)
10 Oct Thur (Day 11) - Nuremberg
We visit the Congress Hall which now houses a museum chronicling the rise and fall of the Nazis and linking it with the Holocaust story. We end our tour at the Nuremberg Courthouse where those who had orchestrated the Holocaust were tried after WW2, and, subject to modern-day demands, we also go into the courtroom itself; a fitting place to end our moving journey. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay. Hotel: Park Inn By Radisson Brussels Airport (B)
11 Oct Fri (Day 12) - Brussels
We leave our overnight hotel this morning for our flight home from Brussels (BRU) Airport. (B)
75th Commemoration of WWII Concentration Camps & The Holocaust (29 Sep - 11 Oct 2019)
- Product Code: 1910-EUR-HOL
- Availability: In Stock