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Auschwitz Guides Learn at Yad Vashem

Fifty Polish guides at the Auschwitz Museum have just completed a three-week course at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem that was designed to provide them with a background in Jewish history.

The guides at the Auschwitz museum, located on the grounds of the former Nazi concentration camp, studied Judaism, Jewish history, the Holocaust and facts about Israel. They were also provided with a tour of Israel during their stay.

The course was set up by Yad Vashem after it became known that the Auschwitz guides were unaware that most of the more than I million people who were killed in the death camp during World War II were Jews.

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