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Hiroshima-auschwitz Committee Sending Good-will Delegation to Visit Death Camp Site

The Hiroshima-Auschwitz Committee will send a good-will delegation to Poland in August to visit the site of the death camp and bring back articles connected with the Nazi holocaust for an exhibition in Japan next May, the Mainichi Daily News reported. The committee was formed to promote friendship between the survivors of Hiroshima and the survivors of Auschwitz. The good-will mission will consist of about 30 persons including 5 or 10 school children, the Mainichi Daily News said. They will leave Japan Aug. 11 and stay in Poland for five days. The mission will ask the Polish government and the Auschwitz museum to lend articles left by Jewish victims, poison gas containers used in the massacre of Jews and documentary photographs. The committee plans to hold an “Auschwitz-Hiroshima Exhibition” in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Osaka and six other Japanese cities. According to a committee spokesman, these articles have not previously been taken out of Poland, the newspaper reported.

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