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Auschwitz launches online Holocaust awareness in Arabic, Farsi

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:16 AM

WARSAW (AFP) - The Auschwitz museum at the site of the former Nazi German death camp in southern Poland said on Monday it had launched online Holocaust awareness programmes in Arabic and Farsi.

"We want to address groups of people who often have little knowledge of this subject or who even advocate revisionist views," museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki told the Agence France-Presse.

He said the online programme was particularly needed as "few people from Arab countries visit" the museum located on the grounds of the World War II-era Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

After taking over Poland in 1939, Nazi Germany set up the infamous camp in a former Polish army barracks in the city of Oswiecim, or Auschwitz in German.

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