COR SUIJK founder of the European Contemporary History Tours was the CEO Emeritus of
the Anne Frank House was President of the no longer continued
Education Foundation in New York, a teachers' in-service training
institute. He died June 4 2014.
He is renowned for his efforts to bring
the Anne Frank In
The World exhibit to over 100 cities in the United States and also to
many other places throughout the world. A Dutch Christian, who helped
Jews during World War II, he is a survivor of imprisonment by the
Germans. In 1965 he was hired by Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank
and as a result of their close 15-year long friendship, Cor was given,
for safe keeping, the five pages of Anne Frank's diary, recently being
published for the first time.
For over 35 years Cor
has traveled and
worked extensively throughout the United States, the Far East and
Europe. A fluent speaker in several languages, he is intimately
familiar with the countries on this trip and their history. Cor will be
with the group throughout Europe.
BISPING is a high school English and
college-prep Reading teacher in
Faribault, Minnesota, holding
Masters and Specialist Degrees in
Specific areas of her interest include
Rights, and Global Education; she organizes conferences
speakers' presentations on those topics for the Faribault school
This interest has guided Ellen's travels
to study the Holocaust:
to Israel and Poland with the Jewish
Labor Committee and
summers with Cor's European history tours.
Mandel Fellow with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. and an Alfred LernerFellow through the
for the Righteous in New York City.
has worked with Cor coordinating three annual "Moving Towards Respect"
conferences for Minnesota.
is always available for advice and questions about our tours.