Testimonials by participants of Auschwitz Birkenau Tour

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Jaz Abeysekera says...
Thank you for such a wonderful and enlightening trip. I know that our group loved the visit and one even said that it was the best trip he had been on so, thank you. I will be putting an article together this week which I will upload to our website and also send to local press which I hope they will print.
22nd March 2018
Chris Hopkins says...
The trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau have left a deep and hard hitting imprint that I’m sure like many on the trip, we are still processing. The experience and the message that we all need to keep voicing, and ensuring that the stories of such atrocities and of such sheer inhumanity should never be forgotten, and I feel truly honoured that I will play my part in sharing that message to others throughout the rest of my life
17th March 2018
Dave Thomas says...
Thank you for an amazing and moving experience, my students said it was the best trip they had been on and I agree. I have attached a couple of pictures for you, once I have relied all of them I will send some more, My students will put a presentation together. This will be used by the college to further awareness of the Holocaust, vital in the world we live in
17th March 2018
Daniel Rutland says...
A very worthwhile couple of days, which certainly make you consider how lucky you are. I don’t think I will ever be able to comprehend what actually happened there, and I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing? Thank you for all your hard work in organising the trip, regards Dan.
29th November 2017
Helen Richards says...
It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the trip to Auschwitz. The trip was well organised and the guides were passionate and knowledgeable. It was truly humbling to witness the site of such atrocities and to hear the testimonials form the survivors. I have to admit this was the place where my tears just flowed as I listened to them recounting their experiences with such courage and dignity. This is an experience that changes lives and makes us all realise how precious life ... Read More
26th July 2017
Ms Bushra Darr says...
I would like to sincerely thank your charity for giving me the opportunity to go to Auschwitz. I learnt so much that I would have never believed if not given the chance. The whole trip was extremely moving and educational and is an experience that I will always remember. The main thing it taught me is that there is an immense difference between reading about the events compared to physically seeing it and the importance of peace. Without your organisation, I probably would have never understood ... Read More
17th July 2017
Ms Fadumo Abdi says...
The trip to Krakow and Auschwitz was both eye opening and insightful, we witnessed some unspeakable truths that I personally considered a distant memory, we assume that the tragedies of the past are so far gone that we can never truly understand how horrible they were. It seems wrong to say that I'm glad I was given the opportunity to witness, in depth the calamity of the Holocaust, but to an extent I am, this experience was absolutely priceless and irreplaceable, humbling and indeed ... Read More
17th July 2017
Ms Amy Gucklhorn says...
There is so much that I’ve learnt on this trip, along with many things that can only be truly understood once seen in person; such as the shear size of the camps we visited. Our guide was extremely helpful and passionate about getting us to understand the severity of the Holocaust with his use of personal stories from survivors.There is no doubt that I now have a changed perspective of the impact of the Holocaust and of the level of cruelty placed upon those millions of innocent lives. I now ... Read More
17th July 2017
Laura Davenport says...
Thank you, Chuni, for a seamlessly organised and fascinating visit, your humour at just the right moments, and seemingly endless supply of refreshments! Even three weeks later, I am still processing everything I experienced on that day. Even though I have read and taught about the Holocaust for a number of years, I was still not prepared for everything I would see and hear on the visit. The well-planned visit began in Auschwitz One, where we learnt about the methods and process of the camps, as ... Read More
17th July 2017
Tom Stebbing says...
Reb Kahan, thank you for suggesting I join you on one of your trips to Poland. As well has being a fascinating journey, it was a privilege to see the work you do with young people in particular and the passion you have in keeping the past relevant for today's generation.
24th March 2017
Donna Hyde says...
The Auschwitz Birkenau Tour was one of the most valued experiences of my life yet. Chuni and our guide helped bring to life the artifacts and stories of survivors with their wealth of knowledge. The visit to Auschwitz I gave us an honest pretrial of what happened during the holocaust but nothing prepared us for the emotions we went through at Birkenau. We spent a couple hours waking the same steps that millions of men, women and children walked but the difference was we knew where we were going ... Read More
22nd March 2017
Steve Austin says...
Chuni Thankyou for a truly memorable trip. Visiting the sites with qualified guides brings the camps to life. Seeing the cattle truck size and hearing the stories of the days that people spent in them. It really made me realise that the occupants would blindly walk into the showers. Our guide gave names and stories to the famous Holocaust photos that we all know so well. The trip will stay with me all my life and I will book to take more Cadets next year. This trip is very upsetting,and it ... Read More
21st November 2016
Clare Ivory says...
There were cabinets of shoes and spectacles, even suitcases, with the names of their owners on, with whom they would never be reunited. They stepped off of the cramped cattle train and into a world of chaos and panic. They were separated from their loved ones and went through a 'selection' process by SS Officers who chose whether they lived or died.  The most powerful part of the visit for me was walking down the steps into the gas chamber.  The millions that lost their lives, the men, women ... Read More
20th November 2016
Simon Rose says...
Thank you Chuni for an excellent tour, a packed day, the seamless logistics and your passion in raising the awareness. I though I knew about Auschwitz from the TV, books and GCSE history, but nothing prepared me for the vast scale and industrialization of what was a death factory of a monumental scale. One cannot truly appreciate what happened here properly without actually visiting, without seeing the shaved hair of 40,00 victims piled high, seeing the flimsy huts and freezing conditions, the ... Read More
20th November 2016
yossi lieberman says...
Dear Chuni I just wanted to share my feelings while they are still fresh. I spoke to you a number of times about the trip but didn't go for it until yesterday. I must say that you were professional from A- Z and provided everything to a high standard. This trip will stay ingrained in my mind forever. It was just the right amount of time and you packed in a vast amount for one day. The tour was extremely sad for myself as my great grandparents were murdered in Auschwitz by the Nazis and my ... Read More
20th November 2016
Miriam Lieberman says...
Dear Mr Chuni Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to see AUSCHWITZ in real. I have read so many books, but nothing preapared me for what I would see on your tour. I cannot believe how huge the area is, and this was only one concentration camp. What shocked me was the shed with the latrines. Our guide told us that it was a privelige to work there as the ss officers did not come there due to the stench. I was also saddened to see the punishment rooms which were absolutely tiny, ... Read More
19th November 2016
Louise says...
Thank you so much for being an entertaining but most importantly an informative tour guide. I was able to learn so much that will stick with me for the rest of my life
11th July 2016
Katy says...
Thank you so much for your very moving and though provoking memories.
11th July 2016
Courtney says...
Thank you very much for ensuring that the trip was a truly memorable experience. Your knowledge and passion was extremely impactful and has helped me form a better understanding of the Holocaust, something that I will cherish and share with others.
11th July 2016
Robyn Murdo-Smith says...
When I visited Auschwitz Birkenau in March 2016 I stood peering into the water of a lake into which the ashes of people murdered and cremated there had been dumped. It reminded me of the comment of a police investigator following the genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Standing in a muddy hole he said to his colleague, “we are standing in human soup”. I studied that conflict and the genocide in Rwanda as part of my MA course at King’s College London. The sad fact is that the nations of the ... Read More
30th March 2016
Paul Steele says...
Ten years ago we visited the Holocaust exhibition and. 5 years ago we stood at Berlin’s station of deportation. We decided to visit the other end of the track. Some months ago I said to my partner, now is the time to go. Helen had been recommended a tour operator some years earlier and found an archived email recommending Kahan Travel. We prepared with another visit to the Holocaust exhibition, We also understood that, whatever it was to be, there would be life before Auschwitz and life ... Read More
17th November 2015
Helen Martins says...
What a difference a day makes Journey to Auschwitz, 5 November 2015 Firstly, a huge thank you to Chuni and all the Kahan Travel team. Every single aspect of the journey to Auschwitz was intelligent, sensitive and exemplary, and ran to a clockwork timetable. Such organised calm, expertise and insight were essential ingredients on a day of emotional chaos. Secondly, for me, the experience was a journey of two parts – lost and found. After a few days of reflection, I continue to feel an ... Read More
17th November 2015
Ben Manning says...
An unbelievable trip in so many ways. Nothing read or seen before about the holocaust can prepare you for the misery of seeing the two camps in person.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made this so much more of a learning experience than I was expecting.
The organisation involved in this trip is second to none, I would recommend this to anyone who has not been to Aushwitz before. It is something that I think everyone should experience so that it is never forgotten.
9th November 2015
David Dixon says...
Thank you, Chuni. Thank you. I have over several years learned about the holocaust. I have visited museums, read books, watched documentaries; I have read and researched widely and recently visited Anne Frank's house, reading widely around that and the Dutch Resistance movement. None of this compares to visiting e site of Auschwitz. By going round with a guide, standing where the victims and perpetrators stood, walking where they walked I got an experience - a very deep experience that I ... Read More
9th November 2015
Vinay Sharma says...
I cannot even express how I feel in words. I'm speechless. NOTHING can prepare you for what life was like when they tell you on the tour. From the beginning when you are greeted at the airport, the preparation, the tour guides, right until the end of your journey deserves the biggest credit the company deserves. The commitment that goes in to planning and making sure everything goes how it does deserves recognition. I was left speechless, shocked, at times I didn't move when hearing how ... Read More
8th November 2015
Judith Copson says...
I would like to thank Chuni and our guides for making this trip the most amazing experience . The memory and scale of the atrocities carried out by the Nazis will stay with us for ever. What we had read and had been taught in the past did not prepare us are we were faced with the realities of these terrible times and although the facts were almost too much to comprehend I was aware that seeing and being there will change me forever . Chuni ' s passion was endemic and I still ache with the ... Read More
7th November 2015
Lau8rie & Valerie Gerrard says...
We are writing this comment on the same day we are attending a friend's 80th. Birthday Party. Without Britain's brave defence and a strip of water, what we saw at Auschwitz Birkenau, would have been our fate too, as these monstrous events took place during our friend's and many of our life times and there would have been any birthdays to celebrate! The trip was brilliantly organised and was a profound and deeply moving experience, which will remain in our memory and meant that if all we could ... Read More
25th October 2015
Russele & Leonard Solomons says...
Thank you Chuni for the very well organised and informative trip. it really was a profound experience which we will never forget. We thought we knew a great deal about the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis but this trip really showed us the extent of the horrors. We really cant stop thinking about it and telling people - this is the only way to stop this happening again.
24th October 2015
Tracey Fine says...
I would like to thankyou and everyone who helped arrange this journey. From a young child I have been obsessed with learning anything I could about my fellow Jews who perished in such dire circumstances and those who lived to tell the tale. I've always wanted to see first hand what the camps and gas chambers were like but only when I got there, reality kicked in. It never feels the right time to make this awesome journey but as my family were on this trip, I felt someone from above was telling ... Read More
21st October 2015
Anne and Clive Orman says...
Thank you Chunni for your well organised and most informative trip to Auchwitz . The memory and scale of the atrocities carried out by the Nazis will stay with us for ever.
The guides were well versed in the history of these terrible times and although the facts were almost too much to comprehend, they were able to give us a true sense of horrors perpetrated on our people .
We would certainly recommend everyone to visit the site so that the world will never forget .
21st October 2015
Stephen Summers says...
Having just returned from the Auschwitz tour, we would like to thank Chuni for a well organised and informative trip. No amount of media coverage can prepare you for the sheer scale of the horrors carried out there. We would encourage everyone to make this trip so that we will always remember the sacrifices made by so many.
Vivien and Stephen Summers
21st October 2015
Jo & David says...
We have just returned from Auschwitz/Birkenau and wanted to thank you for organising such an exceptional trip. It was completely life changing, and no amount of books and films can prepare you for what you see there It was a humbling experience and we feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to see for ourselves the horrors that so many of our Jewish brothers and sisters suffered at the hands of the Germans. Chuni, you and your guides made this trip so special and we couldn't ... Read More
20th October 2015
Paul Belchak says...
Chuni/Rabbi Marcus, what can we say to you both. Without you, yesterday would have been an aimless & frustrating experience without direction or any emotion. On behalf of all of the boys, I would like to thank you both so much for the organisation & your undying commitment to ensure that the horrific events that took place are never forgotten. I know from our conversations post leaving Poland, that for all the guys it was a profound experience. Rabbi Marcus, thank you for arranging the ... Read More
4th August 2015
Henry Smith says...
A day never to be forgotten! Without your involvement we would never have fully appreciated or understood the day.
Thank you so much
4th August 2015
Julie Carruthers says...
No amount of pictures, stories, films or prior knowledge can prepare you for actually seeing at firsthand the museum of Auschwitz and the camp at Birkenau.
I am not sure that I can come up with any other words other than "humbling" and "abhorrent".
I thank Chuni and his guides for a truly exceptional experience and encourage more people to go. The whole trip was very well planned and I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to go.
28th March 2015
Jacqueline Sebire says...
This was an incredible and humbling experience which will live me for a long time. The experience of visiting was made so much better through Chuni's experience, knowledge and planning. The guides he selected were honest, informative and really helpful in their insights in to the camp. Whilst it is a long day and there is a lot of information and emotion to take in I would thoroughly recommend this excursion.
27th March 2015
Sara Prevezer says...
Dear Chuni

As you warned us before our departure I have been deeply moved since our trip and have not stopped thinking about what we saw. No matter how much I knew or have read about what happened, seeing it with my own eyes made it real. I would like to thank you for taking my family and I and for your organising and planning everything so well. I will most definitely pass on your details to my friends who are interested in taking such an important trip. Kind regards Sara Prevezer and family

25th March 2015
Jane Tuffin says...
Chuni, Thank you for a great couple of days. Visiting Auschwitz, the Jewish Quarter, and hearing the details and stories that accompany the visit, took my understanding to a new level. Left speechless at times at the lack of humanity and the sheer scale of loss. Krakow itself is such a beautiful city, one I will return to explore further. Thank you again for providing me with the opportunity to join your tour to Auschwitz and to benefit from your knowledge and that of the guides that ... Read More
23rd March 2015
Geoff Davies says...
Thank you Chuni for an extremely well organised tour. You looked after everyones needs and requirements throughout the tour. The two guides supplied for Auschwicz 1 & 2 respectively were very informative, friendly and responsive to any questions asked of them. Chuni, you also gave invaluable input throughout. Your appropriate use of humour with the group helped to display what a kind, genuine and committed soul you are, and made what could be difficult situations more easily and acceptably ... Read More
22nd March 2015
Ari says...
Thank you Chuni for putting together this trip.
It was exceptionally well organised and thought out, you didn't miss a thing.
The trip was a life changing experience for myself and I'm sure for all the others in the group too.
Thank you CST for initiating, it was lovely meeting you all. Keep up your amazing work.
We need you, now more than ever.
Ari
24th November 2014
Simon Rubner says...
Thank you Chuni for organising this tour. Taking people to Aushwitz is not a simple endeavour because of the significance of the place. Chuni got every aspect of the visit right. From his warm welcome at Stanstead Airport to his personal farewell on the flight back to London.

We were lucky. We walked through the gates of hell and were able to walk out safely some time later. May those who were not be of blessed memory. We will not forget them.

16th November 2014
Ali dag says...
I have been for many years wanting to visit Poland, Auschwitz and this dream of mine was finally full filled on the 22/10/14. Visit to Auschwitz was an experience that one can't explain, you have to live it to understand it. I only wish that we had more time to spend going around the camp site but despite that I am hoping to re-visit Auschwitz in the near future. Those who are thinking of going to Auschwitz I would recommend to use Kahan travel, I am happy to say that. I was very impressed with ... Read More
2nd November 2014
Sue Campbell says...
Just to say a huge thank you for the trip and the supportive and caring manner in which you conducted it.

It was an incredible, whilst of course painful and difficult, journey in all senses of the word and it lived up to my every expectation of what and how I needed it to be.

Having Ziggy along was such an immense bonus and privilege, an amazing man; however, you also went to great lengths to ensure we were continually and fully informed and comfortable.
27th October 2014
Matt Bell says...
Chuni, thank you for providing me with the means to make the journey that for many years I have wanted, and felt I needed, to take. Even now I'm finding it very difficult to put into words how I felt, and how I feel now, following the life changing trip to Aushwitz I & II... It was a numbing, painful and emotional experience, but also an uplifting one to know that survivors like Ziggy (who accompanied us) have beaten those who did everything they could to make sure he couldn't. Very ... Read More
25th October 2014
Debbie Stewart says...
Just wanted to say a big thank you again for organising such a good trip. Today feeling very reflective and grateful for so much.
I will most certainly keep spreading the word about your website.
23rd October 2014
Jon Elvidge says...
i sit here in the airport waiting to return from the trip these last 36hrs. Chuni is very passionate about this trip and this piece of important history to not only the Jewish community, but ALL communities. The trip is extremely well organised, efficient and above all thought provoking and very humbling. An EXCELLENT journey and something everyone with an interest in history and an insight into how 1 human can inflict so much terror, suffering and death on another human being needs to be ... Read More
22nd October 2014
Audrey & Alan Kneller says...
When we received the itinerary for our trip, I noticed we were going to Oscar Schindler's Museum for 2 hours, and I thought, how long does it take to look in his office and the factory. But how wrong I was. As it was, 2 hours was not enough time to go round the exhibition, seeing life as it was. Chuni you thought of everything. Knowing we wouldn't get any kosher food on the flight, you supplied us with a smoked salmon bagel and once through security, bottled water. The food you supplied ... Read More
14th September 2014
Jean Lurie says...
From the moment that Chuni Kahan greeted us at the airport for our Tour of both Auschwitz Camps and the Schindler Factory Museum, everything was superb, including the accommodation, the guides, the information which Chuni had printed out, the Kosher food - everything was taken care of and I do not know how this was all done under the fee paid. We realised that it would be traumatic, but I am so pleased to have joined this Tour. I appreciate everything that Chuni had done to make this a very ... Read More
4th September 2014
Trevor Berkley says...
I want to thank you for a very moving 2 days, the memory of which will always be with me. Your organisation was superb and, perhaps more importantly, your personal care to ensure that we all got the most from the trip. All the guides were excellent. In discussing the trip with one of my Polish staff today she divulged to me that her grandmother had been sent to a concentration camp in Germany and had only just escaped death. The trip is an experience I would recommend all should ... Read More
3rd September 2014
Esther Shortt says...
I would like to thank you for such a well organised trip, it was a real eye opener, I travelled alone, and was made to feel so welcome, I would recommend this trip to everyone, if you are thinking about doing this trip it is a must, you will learn so much, and the knowledge and help of everyone is fantastic I would give this trip 10/10 really appreciate the time Chani has taken to put together so trip. The whole experience has not hit me yet, as just returned this evening.
2nd September 2014
Diane Trinder says...
I would like to say that the trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau was amazing and so thought provoking , I had been interested before I went ( I had seen the Jewish museum in London ) but nothing could have prepared me for this. I would have just liked it to be longer , so we could have spent more time looking , but I can see there could never be enough time.
12th March 2014
Gary Perl says...
It is very difficult to put into words exactly what I'd like to convey but I'll attempt as best I can. I'd like to say that the trip was organised perfectly, from initial booking through to getting on the plane home - It went well partly because we were such a mixed group, but mainly I feel due to Kahan Travel being a small operation and being on a personal level. Our chat at Krakow airport really showed your passion for what you are trying to achieve and for that I thank you. I was, on two ... Read More
12th March 2014
Phil says...
Thank you so much for arranging the trip and all the effort that must go into getting it so right. I am still processing all that I have experienced, and I am sure that this will stay with me for a lifetime. I truly believe that it will make me a better man, it has renewed my faith in God, and the strength of the human spirit, especially having heard directly from Mrs Olga Hoffman. The Holocaust was truly horrifying, and rightly should never be forgotten. I will certainly do my part as a ... Read More
12th March 2014
Lucy Page and Sue Fogarty says...
I don't know where to begin so I will start with a huge thank you. Thank you to you firstly for organising such a thought provoking, informative and illuminating day for myself and my mother. The tone of the day was spot on we learnt so much. To see evidence close hand of the atrocities at Auschwitz is something I will never forget and never forget to speak about. The chilling sites will stay with us forever. I will return in a few years when my children are older To meet and talk with Mrs ... Read More
11th March 2014
Tracy Berkoff says...
Thank you for organising such an incredible experience and one that I will never forget. All the best
26th January 2014
Susi Spiers says...
May we take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent organization of such an unforgettable journey made with you yesterday. This site must surely be one of the bleakest places on this planet. It holds testimony to a genocide on a brutal and industrialized scale.
28th November 2013
Ingrid Goodman says...
What can I say about our visit yesterday to Poland, it will be a day that will stay with me forever probably one of the most profound days of my life - and as you said it will take sometime for everything that we saw and heard to sink in but nonetheless I am so pleased that I went. Having you and your delightful daughter there was wonderful and of course having Renee to share her story with us made it even more special. Thank you for everything you did and continue to do for the community you ... Read More
28th November 2013
Helena Arenson says...
It truly was an indelible experience and I am so pleased that I didn't talk about it anymore, but made the journey. Thank you for the opportunity and making this happen. You were so kind and helpful from the moment you met us at the airport on Monday afternoon all the way through the day and it was very much appreciated. You certainly fed both the body and the soul! Despite being both physically and mentally tired by the time I got home, I couldn't get to sleep last night. I thought I would ... Read More
7th November 2013
Sarah Rich says...
thank you for a wonderful - yet powerful - trip yesterday - i have advertised your march trip on my Jewish singles group and a few other groups - i have asked people to contact me so that i can pass on your details - so far two people have enquired in less than 5 min
7th November 2013
Marsha Manning says...
Good morning. Just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing well organised trip yesterday. It was truly a life changing experience and something I had wanted to do for so many years, and I will never forget it. Mr and Mrs Tobe, who is my sister and brother in law also asked me to say thank you to you for an amazingly unforgettable day. Also can you send me or Mrs To be an email about the meeting with the RAbbi and the Auschwitz survivor please as we may all like to go.
7th November 2013
Stephen Shapiro says...
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for putting on a very inspiring tour, which I don't think I will ever forget. It is one of those things that I am not sure I will ever have the words to fully describe or comprehend but the guides that you arranged brought everything to life with their passion and knowledge of the subject and that as much as the things that are still there made the trip so powerful. I am still having difficulty in comprehending the proximity of Oswiecim to ... Read More
7th November 2013
richard wenham says...
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your hard work and organisation of this momentous trip, made more significant by the presence of Rabbi Lister and his congregation. It is important for people of all faiths to witness the sheer enormity of the camps and although I have studied the holocaust in written form, it is a poor relation to standing in the camps and actually taking in the enormity of what happened. Again it is unpleasant to read about the senseless murder of ... Read More
7th November 2013
Sandra Gold says...
Once again I wish to thank you most sincerely for efficiently organising everything. This visit helped me to understand how it was possible for my great uncle to survive in hellish conditions. I will certainly be recommending you to any of my friends who wish to do the same trip
7th November 2013
Alex Kay says...
I am writing to thank you for the opportunity to attend Auschwitz-Birkenau in Krakow with your party on Tuesday and your kind hospitality during the visit. I cannot say that I found the visit to the concentration camps to be enjoyable; nevertheless the guides were excellent and I found the day highly informative and the experience valuable. Reading about the atrocities is one thing, viewing a mountain of hair shaven from thousands of murdered people. It really brought home the horror of it all. ... Read More
28th October 2013
Gareth Wilson says...
Thank you for helping me to fulfill my dream of paying my respects to the people who lost their lives during the darkest hours of European history. The VISIT to both Auschwitz camps was somewhat humbling. The guide showed her vast knowledge and pointed out the different locations where misery and pain were handed out. The ruins of the crematoria bring home again the enormity and scale of such barbarism but still it is uncomprehensible the vast numbers of people murdered. I will remember until ... Read More
25th October 2013
Simon and Anne Nadel says...
We would like to take this oportunity to thank you both for your organisational skills, hospitality and care for looking after us all yesterday. What was for all of us I'm sure, a difficult and emotional day was made easier and more bearable by you both. We found it eye-opening and extraordinary to see and hear for ourselves what went on there, despite all we had read and heard about it, to see for ourselves made it reality rather than abstract. We will definitely recommend the tour to friends ... Read More
24th October 2013
Simon & Anne Nadel says...
We would like to take this oportunity to thank you both for your organisational skills, hospitality and care for looking after us all yesterday. What was for all of us I'm sure, a difficult and emotional day was made easier and more bearable by you both. We found it eye-opening and extraordinary to see and hear for ourselves what went on there, despite all we had read and heard about it, to see for ourselves made it reality rather than abstract. We will definitely recommend the tour to friends ... Read More
24th October 2013
David Fishman says...
just a short not to thank you for what was a memorable and yes "enjoyable" visit to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Thank you for choice of the pre- trip hotel and the day itself along with two excellent guides. For me personally I was stunned to learn of the gaps in my knowledge particularly with regard to the scale and enormity of the Project. The tour of Krakow was a delightful compliment to what was a day that will last long in my memory.
20th March 2013
Norma Walters says...
I just wanted to thank you so much for the Auschwitz trip you organised yesterday. It wasn't a trip I really wanted to do but I felt that I had to do it because I lost close family there. It was harrowing to say the least but the way you organised everything made a horrible day bearable and for that I thank you. We were a great group and your guides were excellent and my granddaughter who didn't want to come but filled in for her mother was glad that she came. Many thanks again. Best wishes.
20th March 2013
Andrew Ewing says...
Many thanks for the absolute privilege of joining you on Tuesday-it was nothing short of moving and profound in every way.
No doubt aided by the weather!

Excellently organised, where nothing felt as if it were or would be too much trouble, many thanks once again
19th March 2013
Gerry Dunn MBE says...
Thank you for a most memorable and emotional day that I shared with you on Tuesday. Having seen many newsreels on the atrocities that were carried out against our people it brought home to me the enormity and the scale of the camps and the crimes that were committed. I would certainly recommend your tours to as many of my friends as I can. I would have liked to spend at least another day there to explore more of the Jewish Quarter. Maybe I will do that on another occasion.
26th October 2012
Rebecca Klug says...
This set of photos is yet another unexpected aspect of the trip (I had wondered if Paul was going to offer to sell a CD of the photos which would not have been unreasonable.) ... I would have like to have said in person, how much I appreciated all the hard work, attention to detail and care that you put into organising this trip. Everything went so very well, like clockwork and I would like to thank you not only for everything you did on the day and for the day, but also for that energy and ... Read More
25th October 2012
Carroll Raphael says...
Just a brief note to thank you for putting on such a marvellous and thought-provoking trip to Poland yesterday. We are truly fortunate that we chose to make it with Kahan Travel; we saw and learned so much, the guides were hugely impressive, the travel arrangements faultless and your hospitality quite superb. Rochelle and I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone wanting to visit Auschwitz and I will certainly investigate the possibility of putting together a party ... Read More
25th October 2012
CLAUDIA KESTON says...
Hello and good morning, hope you are ok after oul long day yesterday, for which l thank you so much. I found it very moving, and was so glad that after all this time of talking about lt, l was able to come and see for myself. It still is so hard to understand, why anyone would want to do that to people, no matter who they are, and not even have a single thought that this cant be right. You looked after us so well, with your humour and food, l iked talking to the Rabbi from Golders green, and l ... Read More
24th October 2012
Terry Kattan says...
Thank you so very much for your organized trip to Auschwitz. It was really an experience that I will never forget and as was said many times from various people whatever you imagine it to be you cannot imagine it; you have to be there to feel it. Your organization from the time we met at the airport to the time we boarded the plane to return home was fantastic. Your three guides were as you said the best and the information I learned was truly incredible. I have already discussed the trip to my ... Read More
24th October 2012
Rachel Gould says...
I have no words to describe my experiences yesterday. I got further insight into my family's suffering and maybe their feelings as they got off the train in Auschwitz-Birkenow together with the other Hungarian Jews waiting for Mengele's decision whether it is right or left. Luckily for me my mother who was only 17 at the time was sent to the right side or I wouldn't have been born. Our guide was wonderful and I would very much like to write to her and thank her. Unfortunately I cannot remember ... Read More
24th October 2012
Hubert and Natasja van Heest says...
On behalf of my daughter Natasja and myself, we want to express our thanks to both of you for the perfect organisation of our trip to Oswiecim (Auschwitz) last Tuesday. It was an experience we never had in our lives. What a tragedy, what a suffering for so many. What a suffering for the JEWS! For us it was a privilege to visit Auschwitz together with so many JEWISH people in our group. Not to make it more real to see and to contemplate the suffering of your People, but to give a spiritual ... Read More
13th August 2012
Tracy Benjamin - Watford says...
I wanted to thank you for organising an excellent trip to Poland and the camps. My sister was very sick last year, said she wanted to go so it was our special time together. We both had a very rewarding if not, harrowing experience but it is our heritage and history. We wanted to thank you and your wife for organising everything and going to the effort of preparing the food.I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Having visited Poland yesterday it brought back some amazing memories of ... Read More
13th August 2012
Ellard Roberts - Watford says...
This was one of the best organised trips I have ever been on. From the early start to the late finish, every step of the way was accompanied by Chuni and a colleague. Food was given throughout the day and no-one went short at any time. There was no need for any money as everything was supplied. Even the cost of the loos was included. Auschwitz itself produced it's share of interest and emotion. For me, the most moving part of the day was the shofar being blown at the end of our visit to ... Read More
13th August 2012
Rachel Lipman - Hendon says...
I was reluctant to go on this trip BUT am glad that I did as I found the day emotionally moving, inspirational for myself and others and showed me a greater awareness and understanding of the enormous trauma and hell some special people had to endure.
13th August 2012
Barry Freed Watford Synagogue says...
Thank you for making our visit to Auschwitz such a well organised and educational one.It was a tiring day, but an essential and very informative visit to a place which needs to be seen, not just by the converted but, as I know you already do, to those who have not been touched and some who have doubts. The guide Robert, who took some of us for the 2 sites, he was passionate and extremely knowledgeable. It may be his full time job, but also as an historian, was able to answer any questions ... Read More
13th August 2012
D Rutland of Plumstead Police says...
The trip was superb and gave me a great insight into the scale of the atrocities that occured in Poland and across Europe during the war. The whole day from start to finish was extremely well organised and we were made to feel very welcome by all involved.
In short this trip was th emost informative and well put together that I have ever been on.
13th August 2012
Kenneth Lancer says...
I have just returned from Kahan Travel's Krakow/Auschwitz tour. It was brilliantly organised and amazing that so much was packed into just one (albeit lengthy) day. I did not need to spend any money everything was provided. The coach was very modern and our guide of the camps was truly excellent. So much food was provided that I couldn't finish it! The day was exhausting and you need to be reasonably fit since there is a lot of walking. But if you are contemplating a trip of this nature and it ... Read More
8th September 2011
Anne Selliek says...
I am very conscious that my thanks for the wonderful day you gave us are very late. It was a special and very memorable day and a very moving experience. I believe that my Granddaughter Lauren was very affected and it will always influence her thinking about the tragic events of the holocaust. Both Lauren and I really appreciate how you, Moshe and Toby cared for us - we were made to feel like honorary family. Your children are a credit to you and your wife. I wish you and yours every happiness, ... Read More
11th January 2011
Ellard Roberts says...
This was one of the best organised trips I have ever been on. From the early start to the late finish, every step of the way was accompanied by Chuni and a colleague. Food was given throughout the day and no-one went short at any time. There was no need for any money as everything needed was supplied. Even the cost of the loos was included. Auschwitz itself produced its share of interest and emotion. For me, the most moving part of the day was the Shofar being blown at the end of our visit to ... Read More
11th June 2010
Steve Bending says...
I am writing to thank you on behalf of myself and Peter Atkinson for allowing us to accompany you and members of the community on a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau yesterday. I know that you went to enormous trouble to arrange all the aspects of the day which are exceptionally well planned and resourced. I am trying to find words to describe yesterdays trip: the words humbling and thought provoking came to mind. In the end, however, I do not think there are any words that can adequately ... Read More
23rd October 2009
John Gilburt says...
I am just sending a short note of thanks for taking me to Poland to see the camps at Auswitch / Berkenau. As we discussed at the time it has taken a few days for me to process all what I saw and heard about the place and what happened there. The guides you used were excellent and there knowledge and passion was outstanding I particularly enjoyed the museum and the feeling of hope I felt by it's remembering and sign-posting the past. A very good way to end what can be a difficult day. As I was ... Read More
6th May 2009
Matt Jordan says...
Just a quick e-mail to say a big thank you for yesterday.. for your hospitality.. your kindness and generosity. Yesterday's trip will stay with me forever and no doubt have a big impact on my life!! Keep in touch and thank your lovely wife for those amazing cakes!!
29th April 2009
Sean Yates says...
I'd Like to pass on both Richards and my own sincere thanks for the Auschwitz visit on Tuesday. We both learned a great deal and returned to the UK humbled by the whole experience. We were very well looked after and the day was admirably put together, well done
7th August 2008
Jason Killines says...
Although it was a long day, I don't think anyone could not be moved by what we saw. It really did bring home the extent of the atrocities that took place and also highlighted the resilience of those who managed to survive those times. It is truly something that should never be forgotten and I know that what I saw in Tuesday will remain with me
21st July 2008
Audrey Crawford says...
I wanted to say thank you very muchfor allowing me to join the trip last week. I found it thought provoking, immensely interesting and very emotive. To hear of the Holocaust from the Jewish prospective made history come alive. I found Rabbi Marcus a charming and very intellectual man with a wealth and depth of Knowledge. You, yourself were amazing : you us all together and even when tired towards the end of the day you were always cheerful and kind. Your team looked after us very well, ... Read More
21st July 2008
Deborah Wallis says...
We were all overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to us throughout the day and we know that the majority of the planning and organisation fell to you. It is a mark of your professionalism, kindness and generosity that we felt cosseted from the moment we stepped out of our cars. The day was incredible, rather surreal and very emotional for all of us and really brought home just how truly wicked and dreadful were the deeds that were perpetrated in those terrible places. It is right that the world ... Read More
18th March 2008