Brit travel agents offer Auschwitz tour with booze and strippers

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Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): Travel agents in Britain are enticing customers by offering them stag parties, a pub-crawl, a visit to a strip club, followed by a tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp, it has emerged.

The tour's pub-crawl involved visiting some 300 bars and restaurants around Krakow in Poland and ending with a visit to a strip club.

Organised by British companies Last Night of Freedom and Chillisauce, the tour packages also included paintballing, white-water rafting and firing a Kalashnikov on a shooting range.ut Holocaust groups have expressed outrage at their planned trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp, with one group saying the tour conjured up "a horrible impression of lap dancers" at the Nazi death camp.

Paul Luke, content manager at Last Night of Freedom, said dropping visitors to the most depressing place on earth into a massively fun weekend is "life-affirming".

"People have told us they have had the best night out ever after they have been there, because it almost makes you think, 'To hell with that, we have seen the worst humanity had to show' and then gone out on a major night on the tiles with strippers and booze," News.com.au quoted Luke as telling The Times.

"Although it makes some people cringe at the notion of these two things colliding, it is something that is very moving and extremely sobering. Then again, it does fuel a fabulous night out," he added.

Krakow authorities said groups were turning up at the camps with T-shirts emblazoned with the names of their tours, such as "Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz - 2009".

The Polish town has also been forced to ban stag parties in kilts because men were frequently exposing themselves. (ANI)

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