Auschwitz death-train reenactment

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A special train was dispatched from the Poprad railway station to Auschwitz, Poland on March 23 to mark the 70th anniversary of the first transport of Jewish women from Slovakia to the Nazi concentration camp on March 25, 1942. In addition to students, historians and philosophers, the event was attended by outgoing Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, the SITA newswire reported.

The event was attended by Edita Grosmanová, who was among the thousand young women on the train in 1942. Grosmanová, the wife of the author of book which later became the blueprint for Oscar-awarded film Obchod na korze (The Shop on Main Street), returned to Auschwitz after 70 years, saying that “the God wanted it like this”, the Sme daily reported.

“If I were talking for 24 hours, it would not be even a percentage of the things that I have experienced,” she said, as quoted by Sme. “Millions of seconds of fear; I ask all [people], especially the young ones, to talk, talk, talk.”...

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