Before leaving, two members of the group recorded their impressions in Arabic in the visitors book.
One wrote, "A very fortunate visit, with a lot of information on these ugly crimes against humanity."
The second entry read: "A revealing and moving experience. I hope this will not happen to other people."
The Syrians were selected by the U.S. Information Service office in Damascus. Their itinerary was arranged by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles.