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Auschwitz exhibition opens in Shanghai

An Auschwitz exhibition to display the history of Nazi Germany's infamous death camp opened at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum today.

The exhibition, held by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, will show visitors one of the darkest chapters in human history during the 1930s and 1940s.

During that time, Nazi Germany led a campaign to exterminate Jews. They killed more than 6 million Jews and at least 1.1 million prisoners were murdered in the biggest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

"Seventy years after the creation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, we are still talking about it today because in the Nazi ideology and in (Adolf) Hitler's world, there was an attempt to divide, sort and then eliminate people by religion, race or physique," Krzysztof S. Smyk, Consul General of Poland in Shanghai, said during the exhibition's opening ceremony.

"The exhibition, which we are opening right now will confirm you in the opinion that we are right, not the Nazis. An example of the fulfilled hope in Shanghai, is 30,000 Jews who were saved from extermination here," he said.

The exhibition will display how the death camp was established, how the mass murder was committed and the resistance movement at Auschwitz.


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