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Poland marks first Auschwitz transports
JTA ^ | 15.06.2006

Posted on 06/15/2006 10:34:37 AM PDT by lizol

Poland marks first Auschwitz transports

Poland marked the anniversary of the first transport of prisoners to Auschwitz.

Ceremonies were held Wednesday at the former Nazi death camp for the 728 prisoners, mostly Catholic Poles persecuted for their political views, as well as a small number of Jews.

The prisoners were transported from an infamous prison in Tarnow in the south of the country on June 14, 1940.

Although Polish non-Jews were the first casualties of Auschwitz, the majority of the 1.1-1.5 million who died there were Jews.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; holocaust; jewish; poland; ww2

1 posted on 06/15/2006 10:34:39 AM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol

Was the Iranian President invited?


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