Israeli, Polish presidents join Holocaust remembrance march

Source: Associated Press

By VANESSA GERA

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Israeli and Polish presidents sought to calm bitter feelings that have flared between their nations as they joined thousands at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday at the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.

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Presidents Reuven Rivlin of Israel and Andrzej Duda of Poland lit candles, bowed their heads and pressed their hands on the Death Wall, a site at Auschwitz where inmates, chiefly Polish resistance fighters, were executed by Nazi German forces during World War II.

They then led thousands, including many young Jews from around the world, in the March of the Living, a remembrance event that place each year on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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