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Nazi camp atrocities on display in Shanghai

China,Art/Culture/Books, Thu, 19 Apr 2012 IANS

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) An exhibition on the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp of the Nazis opened in China's Shanghai city Thursday.

 

The exhibition on the concentration camp will remain on long-term display at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (SJRM), reported Xinhua citing museum curator Chen Jian.

 

Co-organised by the SJRM and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the exhibition has a total of 30 display boards illustrating the process of establishing the camp as well as acts of brutality committed by Nazi soldiers, said Chen.

 

Video records and recreated camp items, such as prisoners' uniforms and cages where prisoners were kept and abused, have also been included in the exhibition, he said, adding that it is the first time such items have been shown outside the camp.

 

The Auschwitz concentration camp, a network of concentration and extermination camps located in Poland, was the largest such camp constructed by the Nazis. Over one million people, 90 percent of them Jewish, were killed there.

 

Thursday marked the 69th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, or the Jewish resistance.

 

On April 19, 1943, several hundreds of young Jews decided to take up arms against the occupying Germans, resolving to fight rather than face near-certain death in the Nazis' "Final Solution", a plan to exterminate the Jewish people.

 


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