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WIZO to Hold Demonstration at Auschwitz Convent Site

About 300 young leaders of the Womens International Zionist Organization plan to stage a protest demonstration outside the Carmelite convent on the grounds of the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland.

The Auschwitz demonstration is part of a WIZO study tour marking the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

The WIZO leaders were in Paris on Thursday for receptions and pre-tour briefings. In addition to Auschwitz, they will visit death camp sites at Majdanek, Treblinka and Birkenau, as well as Jewish cemeteries and synagogues in Poland.

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