Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu Opens New Pavilion at Auschwitz

To educate visitors about the Holocaust

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 Israel's prime minister has inaugurated a new pavilion at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to educate visitors about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany's quest to exterminate Jews.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in a ceremony Thursday at Block 27, a former prisoner block that has been turned into an exhibit presenting Auschwitz in the larger context of the World War II genocide. More than 1.1 million of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust died in Auschwitz and the adjacent Birkenau death camp.