Muslims and Jews at Auschwitz test new bonds amid season of intolerance in Europe

UBESO5U7ZMI6RI65FIMZD4DV2USource: The Washington Post

He saw the gas chambers and the incinerators, the mounds of matted hair and the massed shoes of the departed.

After two days touring Auschwitz, the world’s most notorious death camp, Amro was absolutely sure of one thing: “It happened. It’s reality.”

But something else still baffled the 24-year-old Syrian refu­gee. “I live in Germany. Germans gave me the opportunity to start my life over. They’re my friends,” said Amro, who asked his last name not be used because his family is still in Damascus, a city he fled to escape the country’s all-consuming war.

“I can’t understand how people like this could do something like that.”

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