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  • Head of state thanks apprentices for their commitment to the preservation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • International Auschwitz Committee presents “B” statuette to Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin
  • Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum honors Steinmeier’s commitment to democracy and human dignity

At the invitation of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC), four apprentices from Volkswagen yesterday accompanied Leon Schwarzbaum, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz extermination camp, to a reception given by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The 98-year-old from Berlin honored the German head of state with the “B” statuette. With this statuette, Auschwitz survivors and the IAC honor women and men who stand up for democracy, tolerance and human dignity and keep remembrance of Auschwitz alive. Last year, the budding Volkswagen specialists had helped to maintain and preserve the Memorial Site at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

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