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November 19, 2013 7:07 pm

UN’s Ban Ki-moon Visits Auschwitz in Holocaust Commemoration

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The entry gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp. As the international community marked the Holocaust this week, PA TV stated Europeans suffered from the Jewish people. Photo: Neil via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the remnants of the Auschwitz death camp for the first time in his current role, and walked under the notorious “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign to commemorate Holocaust victims.

“Nothing can truly prepare one for this epicenter of evil, where systematic murder unique in human history reached its atrocious climax,” Ban said, according to Reuters.

“The world must never forget, deny or downplay the Holocaust. We must remain ever on our guard,” he added. The last U.N. secretary-general who visited Auschwitz was Boutros Boutros-Ghali in 1995.

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