Madrid opens first global travelling Auschwitz exhibit
2017-11-30 17:06:00

Hundreds of objects from Auschwitz including letters thrown from death trains, tiny children's shoes, and a Nazi gas mask are going on display in Madrid as a travelling exhibition on the Nazi extermination camp opens.

Some will leave the memorial site of the German death camp in Poland for the first time for the exhibition when it starts in the Spanish capital on December 1 before heading on a tour that will take it to a dozen cities in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania.

More than 600 objects will be on display for those who can't travel to see Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazis' biggest concentration and extermination camp where hundreds of thousands were killed in the gas chambers or died from starvation, disease and exhaustion before it was liberated 72 years ago.

Entitled "Auschwitz: Not far away, not long ago," the exhibition will stay in Madrid until June before starting its global tour.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram