Upper West Side Students Want to Tour Nazi Death Camps

by - February 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm -

It’s no vacation, for sure.

Seven students from the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice¬† and Amsterdam Avenue between 65th and 66th Street are raising money to take a trip to Europe.¬†But they’re not planning on checking out the Louvre in Paris or Rome’s Trevi Fountain. The students want to tour Nazi death camps in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany, the Daily News reported.

Spurred by a history class during which they learned about the Holocaust, the nine black and Latino students are trying to raise enough money to go overseas in March with Education First Cultural Travel. The money is due March 15 and they’re still $16,919 short (it’s $2,591 per person). The students plan to hold a fundraiser on March 4 in the school cafeteria, and have already received some donations of products they can sell.

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