Palestinian official visits Auschwitz memorial

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WARSAW, Poland — An adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is visiting memorial at the German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay respect to some 1.5 million camp victims, mostly Jews.

Ziad al-Bandak, who advises Abbas on Christian affairs, is visiting prisoner blocs, gas chambers and a crematorium in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex that the Germans built and operated in southern Poland during their World War II occupation of the country.

Some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in the camp from 1940-45.

Al-Bandak, a Christian, came on an invitation from a private Polish foundation promoting tolerance.

In 2007, the Palestinian and the Israeli ambassadors to Poland made a joint visit to the memorial.

Source: The Seattle Times

Ziad al-Bandak, who advises Abbas on Religious affairs, visited prisoner blocs, gas chambers and a crematorium in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Poland.
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2 thoughts on “Palestinian official visits Auschwitz memorial

  • July 27, 2012 at 11:37 am
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    Why is this even news, who cares and what exactly is the point he was trying to make?

  • July 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm
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    awwweee heart breaking! you do care after all…………….NOT

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