HOUSTON, TX (Dec. 13, 2006) – Holocaust Museum Houston will host an affordable, educational tour of Poland and the Czech Republic next April for docents, volunteers and friends of the Museum.
The 10-day tour leaves Houston on April 15, 2007, but registration deposits must be received by Jan. 5, 2007.
The tour starts in Warsaw with visits to sites such as the Nozyk Synagogue, Korcak House, Umshlagplatz, Rappaport Monument, the Old City, Chopin Park, the Unknown Soldiers’ Monument and the Warsaw Ghetto. The group will also travel to villages and cities where Jewish culture thrived – such as Kazimierz-Dolny, Lublin and Dabrowa-Tarnowa – and to a resort town in the Tatra Mountains, the painted houses of Zalipie and the salt mines at Wielicka.
The tour will focus on Holocaust history with visits to the Auschwitz/Birkenau concentration camp and the Majdanek death camp. In Krakow, the tour includes Wawel and the site of Shindler’s Factory.
In the Czech Republic, the group will explore Prague by touring the Old City, Karl Bridge and Clock Square and then travel to Lidice and the site of the Terezin Memorial, viewing the Small Garrison, the town of Terezin, and the artwork created on the site between 1941 and 1945.
Cost of the tour is $2,400 for double-occupancy accommodations and includes airfare from Houston, ground transportation, breakfasts, dinners and comprehensive travel protection insurance.
A Holocaust scholar, Holocaust Museum Houston staff and an Israeli historian and guide will travel with the group.
For more information, contact Suzanne Sutherland at 713-942-8000, ext. 102 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 must be received by Jan. 5, 2007 to reserve a place on the tour.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy.
Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.
For more information, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.