ON THE OCCASION of the 60th anniversary of the first Jewish transport from Slovakia during the second world war, Slovakia will open an exhibition alongside a Czech exhibit at the Polish State Museum in the Auschwitz-Birkenau former concentration camp in the town of Osvienčim on May 8.
The museum documents the suffering of the victims of the war. Around 2.8 million people, mainly Jews, of which 173,000 were citizens of the then-Czechoslovakia, died in Auschwitz-Birkenau between 1942 and 1945.
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