Remembering the past Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has opened a Holocaust exhibition at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland. Just a few hours earlier he accused Iran of attempting a new extermination of the Jewish population.
Aside from his remarks regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the leader appeared moved after his visit.
“To be here with those who survived, to be here in block 27 with those who experienced that it is something exceptional and I am very moved. There are people who deny the Holocaust, let them come here, let them read name by name;” declared Netanyahu.
The original exhibition dated from the early 1960s and was in need of an update. The new display centres around a book featuring the names of 4.2 million Jews murdered in World War II.
Auschwitz was one of the largest Nazi death camps and became a synonym for the Holocaust. Overall more than 1.3 million died within its walls, most of them Jews.