See below the letter for how to join the trip…
First of all thank you to all of you for booking your flights and for deciding to join ULU on the trip to Berlin in remembrance of all those who suffered during the atrocities that occurred during the Holocaust.
Please find attached the travel and accommodation details as well as the events and activities that we plan to attend.
Holocaust Day will be taking place on Thursday 27th January this year. Berlin has been chosen as the destination for this trip since the city has, for many centuries, had a deep rooted affiliation with Judaism. Jews have lived in Berlin since the early 17th century but it was in the last part of the nineteenth century that a specific Berlin Jewish culture emerged and flourished, and Judaism became an integral part of Berlin’s society. Berlin as a metropolis between East and West attracted artists, writers, scholars, political activists, scientists, doctors etc… Before Hitler’s NAZI party came to power, the Berlin Jewish community had roughly 1/3 of all Jews in the German Reich, home to 160,000 members. 8,000 survived the Holocaust. Today the Jewish Community has been reconstituted, and has roughly 11,500 members.
It is in memorial of the near extermination of the Jewish people from Germany that ULU will be making this trip to Berlin. The Holocaust was one of the most atrocious, horrifying and shameful periods in the history of humanity. It was one of the most evil crimes ever committed, and as such must never be forgotten or hidden from human memory
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the trip.
I look forward to seeing you all on the 27th,
ULU Campaigns Co-Ordinator
“… in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again.” – Anne Frank
In rememberance of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust ULU will be organising a trip to Berlin.
Costs: your flight (book yourself)
Accommodation roughly £80 for 4 nights. At the fab Circus Hostel i
Entrance to museums £20 max
Travel within Berlin and spending money: up to you. Berlin is about the same price as UK so budget as you would fopr a few days here. We will be going to cheap eating places and some great bars and clubs too so factor that in.
Trip to the wonderful Jewish Museum, Anne Frank museum and more
Candle lighting ceremony at the Holocaust memorial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_to_the_Murdered_Jews_of_Europe)
Visit to the Jewish quarter and Mitte synagogue including service
Day trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp
and much much more.
1) Book your flights with Ryanair if you want to travel with me:
I booked these flights: GOING OUT
From London-Stansted (STN) to Berlin (SXF)
Thu, 27Jan11 Flight FR8544 Depart STN at 13:15 and arrive SXF at 16:00
From Berlin (SXF) to London-Stansted (STN)
Mon, 31Jan11 Flight FR8547 Depart SXF at 21:55 and arrive STN at 22:40
At the moment they are about £55 return including taxes.
2) Email email@example.com to let me know which flights you have booked. Please include your name, college, phone number, age and sex (for accommodation purposes)
3) I will then contact you to confirm your place and will discuss accomodation. This will cost an extra £80 or so.
Accommodation will probably be at the Circus Hostel nr Rosa Luxenburg and Rosenthaler Plzs (you can make your own sleeping arrangements if you like)
On return we will hold a report back event at ULU to compliment the events on the day.
I note that next year HMD is on Shabat-I will make inquiries into the logistics of the day and the rest of the trip.
This is a repeat of a very successful event I did 3 years ago. Please feel free to make any further suggestions