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Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II.

US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, 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.

Freedom fighter: Spokane’s Carla Peperzak protected fellow Jews through Dutch Resistance during World War II

Carla Olman Peperzak donned a blue-and-white nurse’s uniform and made her way to Amsterdam’s Central Station. She had received word that an aunt and five cousins would be passing through on the way to Westerbork, the Nazi detention center in northeast Holland. Her uncle had already been seized by the Nazis. So when Peperzak found her relatives in a railcar waiting on the tracks she asked if she could take the youngest one.