This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Hebro Travel, a tour operator for “gay Jews and those who love us,” will host a 9-day Jewish history and culture tour across Poland and the Czech Republic from August 8-16, 2015.
“Marking the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, I feel extremely excited to offer the Jewish gay community a trip that combines the history of its past with the promise for its future,” says Jayson Littman, Founder & President of Hebro Travel. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of offering dynamic vacations that weave together culture, community, and pride into the ultimate getaways!”
The main entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp / photo credit: Michel Zacharz / Wikipedia
The trip will explore, commemorate and celebrate the past century of the Jewish experience in the region, from life before the Holocaust to today – including the first-ever gay Jewish group tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Theresienstadt Concentration Camps. There will also be a private memorial service for the thousands of gays who perished at the Camps, visits of the Schindler’s List route and Prague’s Jewish Quarter, and will culminate on a joyous note with participation in Prague Pride.
Prague Pride 2014 / photo credit: Prague Pride / Facebook
Pricing starts at $3,099 with a addition $750 for single occupancy. Included are accommodation for 8 nights/9 days, meals (8 daily breakfasts, 3 dinners, 3 lunches),entrance fees to all sites on program, individual arrival transfers from Krakow Airport (KRK – J Paul II Balice) to hotel, one-way group flight from Warsaw to Prague on Czech Airlines, fully air-conditioned modern luxury bus around Poland & Prague, certified local tour guides, porterage at hotels, and the full Prague Pride itinerary.
Not included are international flights to Krakow and from Prague, visa, passport fees and handling charges, tips to guide and driver, meals other than noted above, alcoholic beverages, and travel insurance (which is recommended).
More information about the tour, including booking information and a full, up-to-date itinerary is available on Hebro’s website at www.hebrotravel.com.
Hebro Travel was founded by Littman in 2014 following many years of running Hebro Nightlife, a successful gay Jewish event company in New York City. The new travel company is a way to reach out to a different demographic within the gay Jewish community— one that is looking to share fun and adventurous experiences with other gay Jews outside of a more traditional setting.