Nazi camp’s new fee raises questions about tours

04.07.2011                      02.Tammus, 5771


Nazi camp's new fee raises questions about tours

Sachsenhausen concentration camp's decision to implement a small fee to help regulate quality of tours raises eyebrows, receives praise.

In the places where Jews were slave laborers and died by the millions, should tour guide certification be required?
The recent decision by the Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial to levy a fee on commercial tour guides prompted passionate arguments on both sides. 
Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, said Holocaust survivors were "deeply disturbed and disappointed" by the decision. He wrote: "Charging any fees on visitors to the site undermines the present-day German consensus that no barriers should exist for the public to learn and reflect on the meaning and history of these places of persecution."…