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VP Pence Makes First Auschwitz Visit

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made his first-ever visit to Auschwitz last week, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.

“I traveled in our delegation with people who had family members who had been at Auschwitz – some had survived, some not. But to walk with them and think that two generations ago their forebears came there in box cars and that we would arrive in a motorcade in a free Poland and a Europe restored to freedom from tyranny is an extraordinary experience for us, and I’ll carry it with me the rest of our lives,” Pence said.

The second part of the visit took them to the nearby satellite camp of Birkenau where Pence knelt and bowed his head, placing his hand on a historic red boxcar used to bring Jews to their deaths there.

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