Markus Reichert meets with Polish Jews in Krakow and discovers a new sense of Jewish identity. Just an hour’s drive from Auschwitz, more and more young Polish Jews are keen to discover their roots.
Should students in Germany be required to visit to a concentration camp memorial site? DW's Marcel Fürstenau says that anyone who believes such a trip will prevent anti-Semitism needs to do more reflecting.
Cultural events in Poland are commemorating the expulsion 50 years ago of most of the country’s Jews by the then communist regime.The process started in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war when anti-Semitism in Poland became an official state policy. More than 10,000 Holocaust survivors and their families were stripped of Polish passports. Only a handful have returned. Julian Berner reports.
Seventy-five years ago, Heinrich Himmler instructed German police to bring "all gypsy mixed-bloods, Roma Gypsies and […] members of gypsy clans" to Auschwitz. The genocide of the Roma people was long ignored in Germany.
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