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Poprad commemorated first transport of Jewish females to Auschwitz

Representatives of the Jewish community, members of the local Poprad government as well as the general public, gathered at the Poprad railway station on March 24 to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust as well as the first transport of thousands of Jewish women and girls to the Auschwitz death camp, the TASR newswire reported.

Representatives of the Jewish community, members of the local Poprad government as well as the general public, gathered at the Poprad railway station on March 24 to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust as well as the first transport of thousands of Jewish women and girls to the Auschwitz death camp, the TASR newswire reported.

“To commemorate the occasion means not to see history repeat itself,” said director of the Jewish Culture Museum Pavol Mešťan, as quoted by TASR, adding that it is important for the general public to attend such events lest they forget the events that have marked the history of Slovakia and its people.

The 71st anniversary of the first transport of Jewish females to Auschwitz was also marked by the ceremonial opening of an exhibition of photographs created by Katarína Rachel Krajčovičová, entitled ‘Back to the Roots’, which is displayed in Poprad’s Tatranská Gallery. The pictures portray famous people, such as actress Geraldine Chaplin, Slovak tenor and current fledgling diplomat Peter Dvorský and Czech actress Stella Zázvorková, whose relatives died in the Nazi concentration camps, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

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