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The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oskar Schindler


12 days from £999pp

About the tour: The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oskar Schindler


Claiming more than 6 million victims, The Holocaust was one of the most horrific parts of WW2. On this particular tour, we follow the moving story of Anne Frank as we visit some of the most famous sights associated with her tragic tale. We begin in Amsterdam, where we see Anne Frank’s House where her and her family hid for twenty five months. We then follow her story to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Anne tragically died. Continuing the tour, we visit many concentration camp sites, including the famous Auschwitz and the lesser known Terezin. In Krakow we visit the Oskar Schindler Factory and learn of the man who worked so hard to save so many of the city’s Jews. With visits to Prague and Wroclaw also included, the tour comes to an end in Nuremberg, where we look at the infamous Nuremburg Trials.

Tour Includes


  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay.

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Westerbork Concentration Camp

Westerbork Concentration Camp (1)

Key Visits

  • Westerbork Concentration Camp

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Celle

Celle (1)

Key Visits

  • Celle
  • Bergen-Belson

Day 4 - Berlin & the Final Solution

In Berlin we begin at the Holocaust Memorial, visit the area that was the nerve-centre 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 centre where arguably the decision to carry out the ‘Final Solution’ was made (entrance subject to modern day conferences not taking place).

Included meals: Breakfast

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial (2)

Key Visits

  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Topography of Terror
  • Gleis 17
  • Wansee Conference Centre

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Berlin

Berlin (2)

Key Visits

  • Berlin
  • Schsenhausen Concentration Camp

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 centre, which shows many signs of WWII. We then continue to our hotel in Krakow for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Wroclaw

Wroclaw (1)

Key Visits

  • Wroclaw

Day 7 - The Oskar Schindler Story & Heroes Square

In Kraków 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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Krakow Ghetto

Krakow Ghetto (1)

Key Visits

  • Krakow Ghetto
  • Heroes Square
  • Oskar Schindler Factory

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Auschwitz

Auschwitz (3)

Key Visits

  • Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Key Visits

  • Heydrich Story
  • Operation Anthropoid

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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Terezin

Terezin (1)

Key Visits

  • Terezin

Day 11 - Nuremberg

We visit the Congress Hall in Nuremberg. Once a symbol of the power and might of the Third Reich, it 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; a fitting place to end our moving journey. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast

Nuremberg

Nuremberg (1)

Key Visits

  • Nuremberg
  • Congress Hall
  • Courthouse

Day 12

We leave our overnight hotel this morning for the Channel port for our return crossing to the UK. You will leave your tour coach behind as you board your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point.

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note on all departures: Due to the new entry system implemented by the Anne Frank House Museum we may be unable to visit here during this tour. Should a visit not be possible we will see the exterior of the house and include a visit to the Westerbork Memorial Camp. This is the camp that the Frank family and their friends were sent to following their secret stay in Amsterdam.


 

Hotel

You will stay overnight at the 3-star Hotel Wassenaar, or similar, to the south west of Amsterdam, followed by the 4-star H4 Hotel Hannover, or similar in Harz Mountains area. In Berlin, you will stay for three nights at the 4-star Grand City Hotel Berlin East, or similar on the outskirts of Berlin. You will then stay for three nights at the 3-star Best Western Efekt Express, or similar, in Krakow. In Prague you will stay overnight at the 3-star Hotel Duo or Hotel International, and then you will stay overnight at the 3-star Hotel Zum Storch in Schlusselfeld, or similar, around 40 miles north of Nuremberg.

Your overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.


City Hotel Berlin East

City Hotel Berlin East

About the hotel

The 4 Star City Hotel Berlin East is located close to Alexanderplatz and also other sporting facilities like the Sportforum, the Velodrome and Max-Schmeling-Halle. The hotel has good links to the highway and public transport. The hotel facilities include a bar, lounge, a restaurant, fitness area and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature Hairdryer, T.V, Telephone and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • TV

Hotel Conrad

About the hotel

The 4 Star Hotel Conrad is located between the areas of Bronowice and Pradnik Bialy just on the outskirts of Krakow which is only 25minutes drive away from the centre. The hotels facilities include sauna, Jacuzzi, training bikes, orbitreks, bicycle rental, a bar, a restaurant, currency exchange and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature LCD T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, mini fridge, safe, telephone, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from…

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches**.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs*.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Luxuria Coach

Luxuria - TV
Luxuria - Charging sockets
Luxruia - Seating

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests* give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay, a Door-to-Door pick up or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

Door-to-Door service

On Battlefield tours of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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