Holocaust: World Leaders Attend Forum in Israel

1/23/2020

World leaders are attending a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

More than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered there by the Nazis during World War II.

Opening the event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Israel's president warned that anti-Semitism and racism continued to be a "malignant disease."

The Russian and French presidents will also make speeches.

Polish President Andrzej Duda refused to attend in protest at not being invited to speak, unlike his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who he has accused of distorting the history of the Holocaust and the war to attack Poland.

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