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Objects From Auschwitz Death Camp to Tour Europe, America

  • Associated Press

FILE - Entrance of Auschwitz at the former Nazi German death complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau in in Oswiecim, Poland.

Officials at the museum of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz say some exhibits are going on a tour of Europe and North America to bring its tragic truth about the Holocaust to a wider audience.

The museum says Wednesday this will be its first-ever traveling exhibition and will include some 600 items. Most of them will come from the museum, but also from other collections, like Israel's Yad Vashem.

The "Not long ago: Not far away" exhibit will include personal items of the victims and an original barrack from the Auschwitz-Monowitz part of the camp, a German freight wagon the Nazis used to bring inmates in.

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Europe's Jews, were killed in the camp that Nazi Germans operated in occupied Poland during World War II.

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