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Israelis return to Auschwitz

As the number of people who survived the Holocaust dwindles, official delegations of Israeli army officers are sent to Auschwitz to learn the lessons of the Holocaust

The Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews died, remains for most Israelis one of history's defining events.

Thousands of Israelis visit the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland every year.

As the number of people who survived the Holocaust dwindles, official delegations of army officers are sent to Auschwitz to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

The government believes their knowledge will deepen their commitment to defending the country.

Kevin Connolly reports.

  • 24 Jun
  • From the section Europe