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AUSCHWITZ, Poland — Participants in the 30th annual March of the Living stressed common bonds between Jews and Poles despite ongoing controversy about Poland’s controversial law criminalizing claims about Polish involvement in the Holocaust.
Edward Mosberg, 92, a Holocaust survivor, walked through the infamous “Albeit Macht Frei” (“Work Makes You Free”) gates wearing a concentration camp uniform, and carrying both a Torah and a Polish flag.
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“You have to remember: the Germans murdered six million Jews, but also one million Polish people.”
Poland’s new law led to criticism earlier this year from Jewish groups and the Israeli government. But the marchers tried to downplay the tension.
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“I don’t think it’s having a direct effect on the event,” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told Breitbart News. “It’s obviously on people’s minds. I think this event should stand on its own regardless of anything that’s going on.
“People are coming to realize [the march’s] importance both as a unique Jewish event and a universal message.”
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Dr. David Machlis, vice president of the March of the Living and professor of economics at Adelphi University, told...
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