International Holocaust Remembrance Day: German, Polish, Jewish Leaders Honor Victims

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) – Germany’s president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Auschwitz, one gesture among many of his nation’s remorse during somber commemorations markin…

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) – Germany’s president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Auschwitz, one gesture among many of his nation’s remorse during somber commemorations marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp. (Scroll down for photos)

President Christian Wulff and the Polish president, Bronislaw Komorowski, laid wreaths at the wall and walked with former camp inmates beneath the entrance gate bearing the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” — or “Work Sets You Free” — a notorious slogan used by the Nazis in camps where they subjected their victims to slave labor, torture and murder.

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